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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?
TitleI 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 TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsRicks, Stephen D.
MagazineEnsign
Volume22
Issue Number10
Pagination53-54
Date PublishedOctober 1992
KeywordsLachoneus; Mulekite; Name; Onomastics; Timothy (Nephite Disciple); Transoceanic Voyage
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://www.lds.org/ensign/1992/10/i-have-a-question/is-there-an-explanation-for-the-appearance-of-a-greek-name-in-the-book-of-mormon?lang=eng

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