Lehi's Theology of the Fall in Its Preexilic/Exilic Context

Title

Lehi's Theology of the Fall in Its Preexilic/Exilic Context

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1994

Authors

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

49-83

Volume

3

Issue

2

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Bibliographic Citation

Pritchett, Bruce M., Jr. "Lehi's Theology of the Fall in Its Preexilic/Exilic Context" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 3. 1994:49-83.

Abstract

Some authors have claimed that Lehi’s teachings on the fall of Adam are so similar to teachings prevalent in nineteenth-century America that they must be the source for 2 Nephi 2. However, this paper demonstrates that the bulk of well-recognized scholarly authority attributes teachings very similar to those in 2 Nephi 2 to preexilic and exilic biblical writers such as Hosea and Ezekiel. Thus, Lehi’s teachings are more consistent with a preexilic/exilic Israelite context than a nineteenth-century American context.

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