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KnoWhy #8 - Were There Ancient Israelite Women Named Sariah? (1 Nephi 5:1)
|KnoWhy #8 - Were There Ancient Israelite Women Named Sariah? (1 Nephi 5:1)
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|Ancient Near East; Name; Sariah
Although unknown in Joseph Smith's day, the name Sariah appears as a woman's name in an ancient Jewish text from not long after Lehi's departure from Jerusalem. This small detail bolsters the Book of Mormon's claim of being an ancient text from the world of the Near East. It grounds the text in the ancient world and helps readers better appreciate its historical background and provenance.
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