Bible, Old Testament, Genesis, Book of Mormon, Language, Names, Jacob, Lehi
Lehi may have viewed Jacob (“my first-born in the wilderness”) and Joseph as replacement sons for the disobedient Laman and Lemuel. Scriptural parallels include Manasseh and Ephraim as replacements for Reuben and Simeon, and Seth for Abel.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Tvedtnes, John A.
"“My First-Born in the Wilderness”,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 3
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol3/iss1/14