NOAH

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Biblical PN 1. Patriarch at the time of the Flood (Alma 10:22; 3 Nephi 22:9 (x2); Ether 6:7)
Jaredite PN 2. Usurper (Ether 7:14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21)
Lehite PN 3. Son of ZENIFF, king of LEHI-NEPHI, ca. 121 BC (Mosiah 7:9; 11:1 (x2), 6, 8, 17, 18, 27, 29; 12:3, 17; 13:5; 17:11; 18:1; 19:15; 20:3; 21:23 (x2); 21:30; 23:Preface, 1 (x2), 2, 9, 12, 13, 31; 29:18; Alma 5:4; 25:4, 12; 43:13)
Lehite GN 4. City and land, ca. 72 BC (Alma 16:3; 49:12, 13, 14, 15)

Etymology

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

NOAH is a name given to figures and locations in JAREDITE and NEPHITE history, and is well known from the patriarchal narrative in the Bible. The biblical name is usually derived from the biblical root meaning "to rest;" however, Genesis 5:29 seems to derive the name from the HEBREW word, nḥm, "to comfort." Some scholars have argued that NOAH does not derive from the HEBREW noah, "rest," but may derive from some other, possibly non-Semitic, source (cf. Nibley, An Approach to the Book of Mormon, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book/Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Studies, 1988], p. 290; see also N.A. Nozadze, Vocabulary of the Hurrian Language, [Tblisi: SABC, 2007], 250).

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐤𐐄𐐂 (noʊɑː)

Notes