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If the Lehite [[Personal Name|PN]] '''N<SMALL>EHOR</SMALL>''' is not dependent on the [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] [[Geographical Name|GN]], then perhaps biblical names can be appealed to for the Lehite [[Personal Name|PN]]. Biblical Nahor, ''nāḥōr'', the grandfather of [[ABRAHAM|A<small>BRAHAM</small>]] and Rebecca, and [[ABRAHAM|A<small>BRAHAM</small>]]'s brother, immediately comes to mind. Unfortunately, it does not have a secure etymology in [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]].<ref>See [[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'']], נחור . </ref> There is also a city in the Balikh valley of Old Babylonian [[SYRIA|S<small>YRIA</small>]] called ''naḫur'' (''na-ḫu-ur<sup>ki</sup>'').<ref>Brigitte Groneberg, ''Die Orts- und Gewässernamen der altbabylonischen Zeit'', Répertoire Géographique Textes Cunéiformes 3 [[Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients|''BTAVO'']] B 7/3 (Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert, 1980), 173.</ref>  Also note the Palmyrene [[Personal Name|PN]] ''nḥwr'' ([[Jo Ann Hackett|JH]]).  
 
If the Lehite [[Personal Name|PN]] '''N<SMALL>EHOR</SMALL>''' is not dependent on the [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] [[Geographical Name|GN]], then perhaps biblical names can be appealed to for the Lehite [[Personal Name|PN]]. Biblical Nahor, ''nāḥōr'', the grandfather of [[ABRAHAM|A<small>BRAHAM</small>]] and Rebecca, and [[ABRAHAM|A<small>BRAHAM</small>]]'s brother, immediately comes to mind. Unfortunately, it does not have a secure etymology in [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]].<ref>See [[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'']], נחור . </ref> There is also a city in the Balikh valley of Old Babylonian [[SYRIA|S<small>YRIA</small>]] called ''naḫur'' (''na-ḫu-ur<sup>ki</sup>'').<ref>Brigitte Groneberg, ''Die Orts- und Gewässernamen der altbabylonischen Zeit'', Répertoire Géographique Textes Cunéiformes 3 [[Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients|''BTAVO'']] B 7/3 (Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert, 1980), 173.</ref>  Also note the Palmyrene [[Personal Name|PN]] ''nḥwr'' ([[Jo Ann Hackett|JH]]).  
  
Less likely is the suggestion to derive the name from [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''nāhār'', “river.”<ref>[[George Reynolds|Reynolds]], ''Commentary on the Book of Mormon'', 6:37.</ref>  Even less likely is [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''n-ḥr'', “belonging to Horus” ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]).
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Less likely is the suggestion to derive the name from [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''nāhār'', “river.”<ref>[[George Reynolds|George Reynolds]], [[George Reynolds and Janne M. Sjodahl, Commentary on the Book of Mormon. P. C. Reynolds, ed. 7 vols. SLC: Deseret Book, 1955–1961.|''Commentary on the Book of Mormon'']] 6:37.</ref>  Even less likely is [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''n-ḥr'', “belonging to Horus” ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]).
  
 
See Book of Mormon [[DESOLATION OF NEHORS|D<small>ESOLATION OF</small> N<small>EHORS</small>]]
 
See Book of Mormon [[DESOLATION OF NEHORS|D<small>ESOLATION OF</small> N<small>EHORS</small>]]

Revision as of 21:21, 2 February 2015

Jaredite GN 1. City and land (Ether 7:4, 9)
Lehite PN 2. Apostate, executed ca. 91 B.C. (Alma 1:15; 2:20; 6:7; 14:16, 18; 15:15; 16:11; 24:29)
3. Apostate group named from No. 2, termed “order of NEHOR”, “order and faith of NEHOR” , or “profession of NEHOR

Etymology

Until a possible language origin for JAREDITE can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of JAREDITE names must remain more speculative than substantive.

No etymology is suggested for the JAREDITE GN. Note that NEHOR and KORIHOR, two of the three apostate preachers of the Book of Mormon (the third being SHEREM), bear names that probably are JAREDITE in origin, which may say something about those involved in apostate movements.

If the Lehite PN NEHOR is not dependent on the JAREDITE GN, then perhaps biblical names can be appealed to for the Lehite PN. Biblical Nahor, nāḥōr, the grandfather of ABRAHAM and Rebecca, and ABRAHAM's brother, immediately comes to mind. Unfortunately, it does not have a secure etymology in HEBREW.[1] There is also a city in the Balikh valley of Old Babylonian SYRIA called naḫur (na-ḫu-urki).[2] Also note the Palmyrene PN nḥwr (JH).

Less likely is the suggestion to derive the name from HEBREW nāhār, “river.”[3] Even less likely is EGYPTIAN n-ḥr, “belonging to Horus” (JAT).

See Book of Mormon DESOLATION OF NEHORS

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐤𐐀𐐐𐐃𐐡 (niːhɔːr)

Notes


  1. See HALOT, נחור .
  2. Brigitte Groneberg, Die Orts- und Gewässernamen der altbabylonischen Zeit, Répertoire Géographique Textes Cunéiformes 3 BTAVO B 7/3 (Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert, 1980), 173.
  3. George Reynolds, Commentary on the Book of Mormon 6:37.