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|Title||KnoWhy #382 - What Does the Book of Mormon Teach about Families? (Mosiah 25:12)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Family; Fictive Kinship; Jaredite; Lehite; Mulekite; Tribe|
Despite their sometimes complex origins, they organized themselves into several core family relationships, just like many other societies in the ancient world. It is nearly certain that the Jaredites, Lehites, and Mulekites all encountered other people when they arrived in the New World, and that some of these “others” joined with the new immigrants. And it appears that most of those who joined took upon them the tribal names of their new societies. This practice, where people not closely related to each other claim to have a family connection, is known as “fictive kinship” and was common in the ancient world.
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