ENOS

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Lehite PN 1. Scribe, son of JACOB, and father of JAROM, between 544-420 B.C. (Jacob 7:27; Enos 1:1, 5, 6, 11, 17, 19; Jarom 1:1)

Etymology

KJV Enos was the son of Book of Mormon prophet Jacob. The PN ENOS is from the HEBREW ʾĕnôš "men, humankind."[1] Matthew Bowen argues for a wordplay at the intorduction of ENOS as son of a just "man" ʾĕnôš.[2]

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐀𐐤𐐊𐐝 (iːnʌs), 𐐀𐐤𐐊𐐞 (iːnʌz)

Notes


  1. HALOT, s.v.; LDS "Bible Dictionary," s.v., (Enos).
  2. Bowen, Matthew L. "Wordplay on the Name 'Enos'," FARMS Insights, #178, 26/3 (2006).

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