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

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The Remnant of Joseph


Book of Mormon studies, Captain Moroni, remnant of the seed of Joseph, ancient Nephites


In a speech of encouragement to his troops, the Nephite chief captain Moroni spoke of his people as "a remnant of [the seed of] Joseph" who had been sold into Egypt by his brothers (Alma 46:23-24, 27). This phrase and variations of it appear elsewhere in the Book of Mormon as well (e.g., 3 Nephi 5:23; 10:17; 15:12; Ether 13:6-8, 10).