KnoWhy #445 - What Is So Good about Nephi’s Name? (1 Nephi 1:1)


KnoWhy #445 - What Is So Good about Nephi’s Name? (1 Nephi 1:1)

TitleKnoWhy #445 - What Is So Good about Nephi’s Name? (1 Nephi 1:1)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsNephi (Son of Lehi); Onomastics; Wordplay
Abstract

The name Nephi most likely derives from an Egyptian word (nfr) which means “good,” “goodly,” “fine,” or “fair.” It seems that Nephi, in the introduction and conclusion of his writings, used a pun on his own name to emphasize the goodness of his father, the goodness of God, and the goodness of his record.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-is-so-good-about-nephis-name
Citation Key4349

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 1:1