Nephi as Scribe

Title

Nephi as Scribe

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2011

Authors

Journal

FARMS Review

Pagination

45-55

Volume

23

Issue

1

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Bibliographic Citation

Gardner, Brant A. "Nephi as Scribe" In FARMS Review, Vol. 23. 2011:45-55.

Abstract

Nephi was a younger son of a wealthy family. As one who might not inherit his father’s business, it is possible that he was trained for another profession. One of the high-status professions open to him would have been a scribe. Beyond the fact that Nephi produced at least three written works (1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, and the nonextant large-plate book of Lehi), there are other evidences in his writing that betray the kind of training scribes received. His early professional training may have been an important preparation for his later role in establishing his people as a true people of the book.

Table of Contents

Journal

Mormon Studies Review 23/1 (2011)

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