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KnoWhy #513 - Why Did Mormon and Moroni Write in Reformed Egyptian? (Mormon 9:32)
TitleKnoWhy #513 - Why Did Mormon and Moroni Write in Reformed Egyptian? (Mormon 9:32)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2019
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsHebrew (Language); Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Recordkeeping; Reformed Egyptian; Writing System
Abstract

Moroni indicates that he and his father Mormon wrote in a script called "reformed Egyptian." Many have wondered what reformed Egyptian might be and why Book of Mormon record-keepers wrote in such a script. While there is much that is unknown about reformed Egyptian, some clues about its nature emerge from a close reading of the Book of Mormon text and comparison with other real-world ancient scripts.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/why-did-mormon-and-moroni-write-in-reformed-egyptian
Citation Key5281

Scripture Reference

Mormon 9:32

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