|Lehite PN||1.||Member of GADIANTON BAND, brother of Chief Judge SEEZORAM; ca. 23 BC both were murdered (Helaman 9:26)|
SEANTUM could be composed of two Semitic roots, šʾn, as represented in the Hebrew šĕʾān, “place of rest” and Ugaritic “to be at ease;” and tmm as found in Hebrew tōm and tūm meaning “perfection, in full measure” Therefore, the meaning of SEANTUM could be “place of complete rest” or “rest of perfection.”
Were it not that Ugaritic suʾnu “hem, border” and Akkadian sūnu “hem” unequivocally have a /u/ vowel, it might be tempting to see a play on words in the text where he is first mentioned as “having blood on the skirts of his cloak” (Helaman 9:26).
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐝𐐀𐐈𐐤𐐓𐐊𐐣 (siːæntʌm)
- HALOT: שאן.
- Dietrich, Manfred and Oswald Loretz, ed. Analytic Ugaritic Bibliography 1792-1988. AOAT 20/6 (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1996), 785.
- HALOT: תם.
- Hugh W. Nibley, Lehi in the Desert/The World of the Jaredites/There Were Jaredites (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book/Provo: FARMS, 1988, 32; Id., An Approach to the Book of Mormon, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book/Provo FARMS, 1989), 289