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KnoWhy #382 - What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about Families? (Mosiah 25:12)
TitleKnoWhy #382 - What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about Families? (Mosiah 25:12)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsFamily; Fictive Kinship; Jaredite; Lehite; Mulekite; Tribe
Abstract

Despite their sometimes complex origins, they organized themselves into several core family relationships, just like many other societies in the ancient world. It is nearly certain that the Jaredites, Lehites, and Mulekites all encountered other people when they arrived in the New World, and that some of these “others” joined with the new immigrants. And it appears that most of those who joined took upon them the tribal names of their new societies. This practice, where people not closely related to each other claim to have a family connection, is known as “fictive kinship” and was common in the ancient world.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-does-the-book-of-mormon-teach-about-families
Citation Key3587

Scripture Reference

Mosiah 25:12

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