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KnoWhy #391 - Why Are So Few Women Mentioned in the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 26:33)
TitleKnoWhy #391 - Why Are So Few Women Mentioned in the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 26:33)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsNarrative; Womenhood
Abstract

One element of the Book of Mormon that is troubling to some modern readers is that it rarely mentions women. However, when one looks at the Book of Mormon in its ancient context, this lack of references to women begins to make more sense. The Old Testament, for example, mentions women comparatively rarely, and as a military man who spent much of his time writing about war, Mormon simply spent much of his time writing about activities that women were not involved in. Finally, both Hebrew and English often refer to “man” or “men” when they mean “person” or “people.”

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-are-so-few-women-mentioned-in-the-book-of-mormon
Citation Key3657

Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 26:33

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