LEMUEL

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Lehite PN 1. Son of LEHI I, ca. 600 BC (1 Nephi 1:Preface; 2:5, 10, 11, 12, 18; 3:28 (x2), 31; 4:28; 7:6, 8; 8:4, 17, 35, 36; 9:1; 10:16; 16:20, 37; 18:11; 2 Nephi 1:28; 4:8, 13; Alma 3:7; 18:38; 24:29; 43:13)
Lehite GN 2. Valley near the borders of the RED SEA, named after LEHI’s son, ca. 600 BC (1 Nephi 2:14; 16:6)
3. City, 2nd c. BC, probably named after LEHI I’s son (Alma 23:12)

Etymology

One may compare the Book of Mormon PN LEMUEL with biblical Hebrew PN lĕmūʾel, LEMUEL, Proverbs 31:1, 4, composed of lĕmô plus ʾēl, meaning "belonging to God,"[1] and possibly analogous to the biblical PN lāʾēl, “belonging to God,” in Numbers 3:24.[2] Note the Edomite PN LEMUEL in the text “The Words of LEMUEL, King of Massa."[3]

Reynolds and Sjodahl (1:26) give the meaning “Godward” or “God is bright.”

See Book of Mormon LEMUELITES

See also Lemuel / Lemual Variants

Variants

lemual, Lemul

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐢𐐇𐐣𐐏𐐆𐐅𐐇𐐢 (lɛmjɪuːɛl)

Notes


  1. IPN 153.
  2. HALOT.
  3. LID, 41-42 and ABM, 75.

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