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Desert Epiphany: Sariah and the Women in 1 Nephi

TitleDesert Epiphany: Sariah and the Women in 1 Nephi
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsFronk, Camille
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination4-15, 80
Keywords1 Nephi; Lehi (Prophet); Sariah; Wilderness; Womenhood

Insights can be gained by considering the eight-year wilderness sojourn of Lehi’s company through the eyes of the women who were there. Leaving the comforts of civilization for the difficulties of the desert would have been very challenging. While the record in 1 Nephi mentions nine women, Sariah was the only one identified by name. Nephi records Sariah’s struggles as well as her testimony. The record of the women in 1 Nephi communicates much about the need to seek and receive one’s own witness of truth.