I Have a Question: The name of one of the Lord’s disciples listed in 3 Nephi 19:4—Timothy—seems to be Greek in origin. Is there an explanation for the appearance of a Greek name in the Book of Mormon?

Title

I Have a Question: The name of one of the Lord’s disciples listed in 3 Nephi 19:4—Timothy—seems to be Greek in origin. Is there an explanation for the appearance of a Greek name in the Book of Mormon?

Magazine

Ensign

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1992

Authors

Pagination

53-54

Date Published

October 1992

Volume

22

Issue Number

10

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Bibliographic Citation

Ricks, Stephen D. "I Have a Question: The name of one of the Lord’s disciples listed in 3 Nephi 19:4—Timothy—seems to be Greek in origin. Is there an explanation for the appearance of a Greek name in the Book of Mormon?", Ensign, Vol. 22. no. 10 1992:53-54.

Abstract

Gives several plausible explanations for the appearance of “Timothy” and “Lachoneus” (another word of possible Greek origin) in the Book of Mormon. Discusses the possibility of Mulekite contact with Grecian influences, and evidence of ancient contacts between Israelites and Greeks.

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Name
Transoceanic Voyage
Mulekite
Lachoneus
Onomastics
Timothy (Nephite Disciple)

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