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KnoWhy #5 - Did Lehi Use the Poetry of the Ancient Bedouin? (1 Nephi 2:9-10)
TitleKnoWhy #5 - Did Lehi Use the Poetry of the Ancient Bedouin? (1 Nephi 2:9-10)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Arabia; Geography; Lehi (Prophet); Old World; Poetry; River Laman; Valley of Lemuel
Abstract

Lehi’s admonition to his sons to be like the river and valley where they camped is poetic, and shares several characteristics with poetry by the Bedouin of the Arabian desert. This suggests that there is a common geographical and literary origin for the poetry of Lehi and the Bedouin.

URLhttp://www.knowhy.org/content/did-lehi-know-poetry-arabian-desert
Citation Key1030

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 2:9-10

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