Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Book of Mormon studies, Book of Mormon names, Semitic names, Aha, Josh, Jarom


In recent years, ancient sites in and around Israel have yielded numerous ancient writings, many of which contain proper names. Although many of the names are known from the Bible and other ancient texts, others were unattested in ancient sources until recently. Included in the latter group are several Semitic names that appear in the Book of Mormon. Three of them are discussed here.