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Names of People: Book of Mormon
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Thanks mostly to the Bible, Hebrew names or variants thereof are known through much of the world. Some of the names found in English Bibles also show up in the Book of Mormon, some Hebrew names found in the Book of Mormon are not in the Bible.

A rare peculiarity of Semitic names is the use of the nisbe (gentilic) forms, of which the Book of Mormon, like the Bible, has just a few: Moroni ‘Moronite’ (Words of Mormon 1:1 et passim) from the place-name Moron (Ether 7:5–6); Lamoni (‘Lamanite’) (Alma 17:21 et passim), from Laman, son of Lehi (1 Nephi 2:5 et passim); and Muloki ‘Mulekite’ (Alma 20…

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Tvedtnes, John A., “Names of People: Book of Mormon”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 28 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_000459>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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