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TitleAbraham and Idrimi
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGee, John
JournalJournal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture
KeywordsAbraham (Prophet); Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Idrimi

Idrimi of Alalakh lived in Syria about a century after Abraham and left an autobiographical inscription that is the only such item uncovered archaeologically from Middle Bronze Age Syro-Palestine. The inscription of Idrimi and the Book of Abraham share a number of parallel features and motifs. Some of the parallels are a result of similar experiences in their lives and some are a result of coming from a similar culture and time.