The Composition of Lehi's Family

Title

The Composition of Lehi's Family

Book Title

Nephite Culture and Society: Collected Papers

Publication Type

Book

Chapter

1

Year of Publication

1997

Authors

Pagination

1-24

Publisher

New Sage Books

City

Salt Lake City

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Bibliographic Citation

Sorenson, John L. "The Composition of Lehi's Family" In Nephite Culture and Society: Collected Papers, 1-24. Salt Lake City: New Sage Books, 1997.

Abstract

A characteristic of Hugh Nibley’s study of the Book of Mormon, which he has urged others to emulate, is close study of the scriptural text to reveal information which myopia had previously led readers to ignore. In that spirit, this chapter reports my microanthropological examination of what the text reveals regarding the composition and demography of Lehi’s party from the beginning of their sojourn in the Arabian wilderness to their arrival in the promised land.

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