JOSEPH

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Biblical PN 1. Son of JACOB (1 Nephi 5:14 (x2), 16; 6:2; 2 Nephi 3:4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 16; 4:1, 3; 25:21; Jacob 2:25; Alma 10:3; 46:23, 24 (x3), 27; 3 Nephi 5:21, 23; 10:17 (x2); 15:12; Ether 13:6, 7 (x4), 8, 10).
Lehite PN 2. Son of LEHI (1 Nephi 18:7, 19; 2 Nephi 3:1, 3, 22, 25; 5:6, 26; Jacob 1:18; Alma 3:6).
3. Joseph Smith Sr. and Joseph Smith Jr., seen in prophecy by Joseph No. 1 (2 Nephi 3) (Never mentioned by name!).

Etymology

The biblical and Book of Mormon PN JOSEPH may be the hypocoristic Hebrew yôsēp[el/yah), “he [God/the Lord] adds,” or “may [God/the Lord] add,” or possibly yĕhōsēp(el/yāh), “may [God/the Lord] add,” derived from the qal root yāsap, “to add.”

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐖𐐄𐐞𐐇𐐙 (dʒoʊzɛf), 𐐖𐐃𐐞𐐇𐐙 (dʒɔːzɛf)

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