SAMUEL

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Lehite PN 1. A Book of Mormon PN of a LAMANITE prophet (Helaman 13:Preface, 2, 5; 14:1; 16:1, 2, 5, 6; 3 Nephi 1:5, 6, 9; 8:3; 20:24; 23:9, 10; Mormon 1:19; 2:10)

Etymology

The Book of Mormon PN SAMUEL is from the HEBREW shemuʾēl "name of El" or "his name is El"[1]; cf. Amorite Sa-mu-ú-i-la, Sa-mi-ya, Su-mu-i-la [2] and Ugaritic sm-adil, šum-addi, šumu-abi.[3]

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐝𐐈𐐣𐐏𐐆𐐅𐐇𐐢 (sæmjɪuːɛl)

Notes


  1. HALOT, s.v. shemu'el.
  2. Herbert B. Huffmon, Amorite Personal Names in the Mari Texts: A Structural and Lexical Study, 247-48.
  3. Frauke Gröndahl, Die Personennamen der Texte aus Ugarit, 193-94.
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