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TitleThe Stick of Ephraim
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1906
Secondary AuthorsCarrington, A.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number12
Date Published22 March 1906
KeywordsEzekiel (Book); Joseph (Tribe); Prophecy; Stick of Ephraim; Stick of Joseph; Stick of Judah

This article addresses the question, “Why is the Book of Mormon called the stick of Ephraim when Lehi descended from Manasseh?” It recounts Ezekiel’s prophecy that the sticks of Judah and Joseph would come together. The blessings given to Joseph and Ephraim by the Patriarch Jacob show that as the birthright tribe, Ephraim is nearly always referred to in the Bible instead of Manasseh. Zoram and Ishmael were descendants of Ephraim, and in the latter days the Book of Mormon is being used primarily by descendants of Ephraim. For all of these reasons the Book of Mormon is referred to as the stick of Ephraim.