In part two of this Women in the Book of Mormon series (click here for part one) we will look at Sariah, wife of Lehi. Sariah may mean “YHWH is ruler” as a version of the Hebrew¬†Seraiah. Vowels were not written in Hebrew at the time, and Seraiah as Sariah may have been the female version of this male name. It could also be a variation of Sarah or a combination of Sarah and Saria, or even even just Saria with an “h.” More »

When it comes to Mormonism, one of the questions I’ve been asked about recently has to do with the role of women in the Book of Mormon. Specifically, why are there so few named at all? This is a very good question. Personally, I think it is to focus more on the ones that are mentioned, of which there are six – Eve (Adam’s wife), Sarah (Abraham’s wife), Mary (mother of Jesus), Sariah (Lehi’s wife), Abish (a Lamanite), and Isabel (a prostitute). These women each have very special rolls that teach us a great deal. I will talk about each just enough to highlight why they were exceptional enough to be mentioned by name. More »

All holy books have truth and wisdom in them. Yet, we do not accept all holy books the same way we do the Bible and Book of Mormon. We claim the Book of Mormon is “true.” We say the Church is “true.” We say that the Gospel is “true.” But what does that even mean? What is “truth?” More »