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KnoWhy #5 - Did Lehi Use the Poetry of the Ancient Bedouin? (1 Nephi 2:9-10)
|Title||KnoWhy #5 - Did Lehi Use the Poetry of the Ancient Bedouin? (1 Nephi 2:9-10)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Arabia; Book of Mormon Geography; Lehi (Prophet); Old World; Poetry; River Laman; Valley of Lemuel|
Lehi’s admonition to his sons to be like the river and valley where they camped is poetic, and shares several characteristics with poetry by the Bedouin of the Arabian desert. This suggests that there is a common geographical and literary origin for the poetry of Lehi and the Bedouin.
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