You are here

“The Wind and the Fire to Be My Chariot”: The Anachronism that Wasn’t
Title“The Wind and the Fire to Be My Chariot”: The Anachronism that Wasn’t
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsGee, John
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Volume50
Pagination299–320
KeywordsAbraham (Book of); Anachronisms; Archaeology; Babylon; Chariot
Abstract

In the Book of Abraham, God tells Abraham in Haran, “I cause the wind and the fire to be my chariot” (Abraham 2:7). While this initially might appear to be an anachronism, as the chariot is normally thought to have been introduced later, archaeological finds of chariots at the site of Harran predate Abraham by hundreds of years.

For a summary of this article, check out Interpreting Interpreterhttps://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreting-interpreter-not-actually-anachronistic-chariots/

URLhttps://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/the-wind-and-the-fire-to-be-my-chariot-the-anachronism-that-wasnt/

Scripture Reference

Abraham 2:7