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Did Father Lehi Have Daughters Who Married the Sons of Ishmael?
|Title||Did Father Lehi Have Daughters Who Married the Sons of Ishmael?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Sperry, Sidney B.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Early Church History; Ishmael; Ishmael's Daughters; Lehi (Prophet); Lost 116 Pages; Marriage; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Translation|
Although the beginning of Nephi’s record only mentions sons, Joseph Smith says the record of Lehi in the 116 missing manuscript pages refers to at least two of Ishmael’s sons marrying Lehi’s daughters. Nephi himself mentions his sisters at the end of his record. As no mention is made of further births to Lehi and Sariah after Jacob and Joseph, the assumption can be made that these sisters are the daughters who married Ishmael’s sons.
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