Gazelem the Jaredite

Title

Gazelem the Jaredite

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2017

Authors

Jolley, Eliott (Primary)

Journal

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship

Pagination

85-105

Volume

27

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Bibliographic Citation

Jolley, Eliott. "Gazelem the Jaredite" In Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Vol. 27. 2017:85-105.

Abstract

Alma refers to Gazelem in his instructions to his son Helaman in Alma 37:23. This article proposes and explores the concept of identifying Gazelem as a Jaredite seer. Other theories of the identity of Gazelem are addressed in this article but not explored in depth. It discusses the full context of Alma’s words, the Jaredite secret combinations and their oaths, Gazelem’s seer stone, and the Nephite interpreters. Additionally, it proposes a possible timeline that Gazelem lived among the Jaredites. It also discusses the usage of “Gazelam” as a substitute name for Joseph Smith in early editions of the Doctrine and Covenants.

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