On the Etymology of Deseret

Title

On the Etymology of Deseret

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2006

Authors

Volume

1

Issue

2

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Bibliographic Citation

Barney, Kevin L. "On the Etymology of Deseret", Vol. 1. 2006.

Abstract

Hugh Nibley's suggestion that the Book of Mormon word "deseret", defined as "honey bee", was related the Egyptian DSRT, meaning "red crown" but sometimes replaced with the glyph for "bee", has long been the default etymology among Book of Mormon scholars. This proposal does have some weaknesses, though, so scholars should remain open to other possibilities. One alternative may be an archaic from of the Hebrew term for "bee", DBRH.
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