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|Title||I Have a Question: The name of one of the Lord’s disciples listed in 3 Nephi 19:4—Timothy—seems to be Greek in origin. Is there an explanation for the appearance of a Greek name in the Book of Mormon?|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1992|
|Authors||Ricks, Stephen D.|
|Date Published||October 1992|
|Keywords||Lachoneus; Mulekite; Name; Onomastics; Timothy (Nephite Disciple); Transoceanic Voyage|
Gives several plausible explanations for the appearance of “Timothy” and “Lachoneus” (another word of possible Greek origin) in the Book of Mormon. Discusses the possibility of Mulekite contact with Grecian influences, and evidence of ancient contacts between Israelites and Greeks.
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