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'''M<small>ARY</small>''' is mentioned as the mother of [[JESUS|J<small>ESUS</small>]] in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/3.8?lang=eng#7 Mosiah 3:8] and [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/7.10?lang=eng#9 Alma 7:10] but is not mentioned as a separate [[Personal Name|PN]] or [[Geographical Name|GN]] in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon form  '''M<small>ARY</small>''' is no doubt based on the [[King James Version|KJV]] New Testament name of the mother of [[JESUS|J<small>ESUS</small>]]. '''M<small>ARY</small>''' is originally from the [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''miryam'', having the possible meanings "beloved" or "gift (of God)" ([[Koehler, Ludwig, and Walter Baumgartner, The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 5 vols. revised by W. Baumgartner and Johann J. Stamm. Leiden: Brill, 1994. trans. of 5-volume 3rd German edition.|''HALOT'']]),<ref>[[Matthew L. Bowen]] ''"Most Desirable Above All Things": Onomastic Play on Mary and Mormon in the Book of Mormon'' in [http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/most-desirable-above-all-things-onomastic-play-on-mary-and-mormon-in-the-book-of-mormon/ Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 13 (2015): 27-61]</ref> realized in Greek as ''Mariam'', ''Maria'' and in the Latin Vulgate as Mariam, Maria.
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'''M<small>ARY</small>''' is mentioned as the mother of [[JESUS|J<small>ESUS</small>]] in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/3.8?lang=eng#7 Mosiah 3:8] and [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/7.10?lang=eng#9 Alma 7:10] but is not mentioned as a separate [[Personal Name|PN]] or [[Geographical Name|GN]] in the Book of Mormon. The use of the familiar English [[Personal Name|PN]] '''M<small>ARY</small>''' in the Book of Mormon is no doubt dependent on the [[King James Version|KJV]] New Testament name of the mother of [[JESUS|J<small>ESUS</small>]]. '''M<small>ARY</small>''' is usually derived from the [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] female [[Personal Name|PN]] ''miryam''. While the etymology is disputed, a now fairly common suggestion derives it from Etyptian ''mryt'' meaning “loved one,” while “gift (of God)” has also been suggested.<ref>[[Koehler, Ludwig, and Walter Baumgartner, The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 5 vols. revised by W. Baumgartner and Johann J. Stamm. Leiden: Brill, 1994. trans. of 5-volume 3rd German edition.|''HALOT'']]. For a discussion of how the meaning “loved one” is used in the context of the [[Personal Name|PN]] Mary, see Matthew Bowen, “‘Most Desirable above All Things’: Onomastic Play on Mary and Mormon in the Book of Mormon,” ''Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture'', 13 (2015): 27-61.</ref> The Hebrew name is realized in Greek as Mariam/Maria and in the Latin Vulgate as Mariam/Maria.
  
 
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[[Category:Names]][[Category:Biblical PN]]

Revision as of 21:11, 18 September 2015

Biblical PN (NT) 1. Mother of JESUS mentioned in Mosiah 3:8; Alma 7:10

Etymology

MARY is mentioned as the mother of JESUS in Mosiah 3:8 and Alma 7:10 but is not mentioned as a separate PN or GN in the Book of Mormon. The use of the familiar English PN MARY in the Book of Mormon is no doubt dependent on the KJV New Testament name of the mother of JESUS. MARY is usually derived from the HEBREW female PN miryam. While the etymology is disputed, a now fairly common suggestion derives it from Etyptian mryt meaning “loved one,” while “gift (of God)” has also been suggested.[1] The Hebrew name is realized in Greek as Mariam/Maria and in the Latin Vulgate as Mariam/Maria.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐣𐐁𐐡𐐆 (meɪrɪ)

Notes


  1. HALOT. For a discussion of how the meaning “loved one” is used in the context of the PN Mary, see Matthew Bowen, “‘Most Desirable above All Things’: Onomastic Play on Mary and Mormon in the Book of Mormon,” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, 13 (2015): 27-61.