Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
Bible, Old Testament, Books, Genesis, Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi, Mesoamerica, Civilization, Religion
This paper shows that the account of Moses’ brazen serpent as taught by the Nephite leaders parallels the symbol and name of the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl. It further shows that the term flying, used in the Nephite but not in the biblical account of the fiery serpent, has parallels in the Old and New Worlds.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hunt, Wallace E. Jr.
"Moses' Brazen Serpent as It Relates to Serpent Worship in Mesoamerica,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 2:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol2/iss2/9