Into the Desert: An Arab View of the Book of Mormon

Title

Into the Desert: An Arab View of the Book of Mormon

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2002

Authors

Abunuwara, Ehab (Primary)

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

60-65, 111

Volume

11

Issue

1

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Abunuwara, Ehab. "Into the Desert: An Arab View of the Book of Mormon" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 11. 2002:60-65, 111.

Abstract

The Book of Mormon culture is found to be strikingly similar to that of the Middle East. An Arab Latter-day Saint tells his experience with the Book of Mormon and how he is able to relate to the stories within its pages because of his cultural origins. Among the congruities discussed are the structure of the family, the concept of taking oaths, the behavior of women, and the danger of the desert. Together, these points demonstrate the worth of the Book of Mormon and show how each reader is able to draw from his or her own cultural background in order to infer different messages.

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