JACOBUGATH

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Lehite GN 1. Wicked NEPHITE city of King JACOB (3 Nephi 9:9). Jacob Ugath in Pms, with hyphen added later in PC, and Jacobugath in 1830 and subsequent editions.[1] Skousen has Jacob-Ugath in his Yale edition.[2]

Etymology

HEBREW yaʿăqōb "Protector; Betrayer; Who seizes by the heel;[3] Supplanter"[4] (Genesis 25:26), û "and," gat, a GN of unknown meaning (1 Samuel 17:52), often in combination with other GNs (Joshua 19:13; 21:24). Perhaps location identical with JAREDITE city of OGATH.

See OGATH.

Variants

Jacob Ugath, Jacob-Ugath

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐖𐐁𐐗𐐊𐐒𐐆𐐅𐐘𐐈𐐛 (dʒeɪkʌbɪuːɡæθ)

Notes


  1. Skousen, ATV, 5:3329-3331; Printers Manuscript, 378 line 10; cf. FARMS Book of Mormon Critical Text, 2nd ed., III:1024 n. 196.
  2. Skousen, The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text (Yale Univ. Press, 2009), 589.
  3. HALOT, 872, for both verbal and nominal forms of same consonantal texts. True and folk etymologies are mixed and take part in word-play.
  4. LDS Holy Bible (1979), 41 n.
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