Mormon studies, Brigham Young, Abraham, Nauvoo
If you were to paint a word picture of Brigham Young by comparing him to an earlier spiritual leader, to whom would you compare him? Maybe the most dramatic comparison comes from that pivotal moment when he spoke to nearly five thousand Saints gathered in Nauvoo to select those who would take the reins of leadership in the restored Church. To many, including my own forbears, as he delivered his address he looked and sounded like Joseph Smith. Or perhaps, as Leonard Arrington did, you would compare him to Moses leading the children of Israel on a long and perilous exodus to a promised land.
Carmack, John K.
"Father Brigham in His Western Canaan,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 40:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol40/iss2/3