JONAS

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Lehite PN 1. One of the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, son of NEPHI3 (or possibly TIMOTHY), ca. 30 AD (3 Nephi 19:4)
2. Another of the Twelve Disciples of Jesus, ca. 30 AD (3 Nephi 19:4)

Etymology

The PN JONAS may be the Greek form of the OT name Jonah, from the Hebrew noun yônâh, “dove.”[1] Alternatively, JONAS may be from the HEBREW (<yahweh) + nēs, “the Lord is a standard, banner; miracle.”

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐖𐐄𐐤𐐊𐐝 (dʒoʊnʌs)

Notes


  1. HALOT, ; cf. Sperry, The Book of Mormon Testifies, p. 305.
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