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Notes and Communications: "My First-Born in the Wilderness"
TitleNotes and Communications: "My First-Born in the Wilderness"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsTvedtnes, John A.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume3
Issue1
Pagination207-209
Type of ArticleNotes and Communications
KeywordsAbel; Ephraim; Firstborn; Jacob; Joseph; Laman; Lehi; Lemuel; Manasseh (Tribe); Reuben; Seth; Simeon
Abstract

Lehi may have viewed Jacob (“my first-born in the wilderness”) and Joseph as replacement sons for the disobedient Laman and Lemuel. Scriptural parallels include Manasseh and Ephraim as replacements for Reuben and Simeon, and Seth for Abel.

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/3/1/S00014-50c76209ded4014Tvedtnes.pdf

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