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|Land and city, three days south of [[AMMONIHAH]] on the west of the River [[SIDON]] by the borders of the wilderness, ca. 82 BC ([http://scriptures.lds.org/en/alma/8/3#3 Alma 8:3]; [http://scriptures.lds.org/en/alma/45/18#18 45:18])
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|Lehite land ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/8.3,%204,%206?lang=eng#2 Alma 8:3, 4 (x2), 6 (x2)]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/31.6?lang=eng#5 31:6]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/35.13?lang=eng#12 35:13]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/45.18?lang=eng#17 45:18])
 
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[[Ariel Crowley]] appears to have been the first scholar to note that '''MELEK''' is most likely the biblical mlk, “king” (The escape of MULEK,” Improvement Era, May 1955, p. 326, fn. 4; see also [[Reynolds]], Story of the Book of Mormon, p. 298). The name appears in biblical PN’s such as Melech, Melechi, [[MELCHIZEDEK]] (also in Book of Mormon), Malchiah, Abimelech, Ahimelech, etc. ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]). The Book of Mormon name may be hypocoristic for mlk-’l or mlk-yh ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]), though this is odd for a GN ([[Jo Ann Hackett|JH]]).
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'''Etymology'''
  
Cf. Book of Mormon [[AMALEKI]], [[AMALICKIAH]], [[AMLICI]], [[MULEK]], [[AMULEK]], [[MELCHIZEDEK]], [[MULOKI]].
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'''M<small>ELEK</small>''', the name of a Lehite land mentioned five times in the Book of Mormon, is most likely derived from the [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] word  ''meleḳ,'' "king."<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'']], s.v. ''melech.''</ref>
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Cf. Book of Mormon [[AMALEKI|A<small>MALEKI</small>]], [[AMALICKIAH|A<small>MALICKIAH</small>]], [[AMLICI|A<small>MLICI</small>]], [[MULEK|M<small>ULEK</small>]], [[AMULEK|A<small>MULEK</small>]], [[MELCHIZEDEK|M<small>ELCHIZEDEK</small>]], [[MULOKI|M<small>ULOKI</small>]].
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'''Variants'''
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'''[[Deseret Alphabet]]:''' 𐐣𐐀𐐢𐐇𐐗 (miːlɛk)
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'''Notes'''
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<references />
  
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite GN]]
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite GN]]
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<div style="text-align: center;"> [[MELCHIZEDEK|<<]] Melek [[MESSIAH|>>]] </div>
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==[[Name Index]]==
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Latest revision as of 20:11, 16 March 2017

Lehite GN 1. Lehite land (Alma 8:3, 4 (x2), 6 (x2); 31:6; 35:13; 45:18)

Etymology

MELEK, the name of a Lehite land mentioned five times in the Book of Mormon, is most likely derived from the HEBREW word meleḳ, "king."[1]

Cf. Book of Mormon AMALEKI, AMALICKIAH, AMLICI, MULEK, AMULEK, MELCHIZEDEK, MULOKI.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐣𐐀𐐢𐐇𐐗 (miːlɛk)

Notes


  1. HALOT, s.v. melech.
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