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KnoWhy #76 - Why Were Genealogies Important to Book of Mormon Peoples? (Jarom 1:1)
TitleKnoWhy #76 - Why Were Genealogies Important to Book of Mormon Peoples? (Jarom 1:1)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAdoption; Genealogy; Jarom (Prophet); Lineage; Small Plates
Abstract

Jarom and Omni both state that they were primarily commanded to write on the plates to preserve their genealogy. As the record is passed from down each generation, the lineage of the record keepers can be traced back to Jacob. This fits the pattern of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican lineage histories, which were kept by priest-scholars, served as symbols of power for the ruling elite, contained the group’s origin story. Such records are difficult to detect in archaeology. While few were part of the prestigious lineages, all are invited to become part of the lineage of Christ.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-were-genealogies-important-to-book-of-mormon-peoples
Citation Key1732

Scripture Reference

Jarom 1:1

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