If the first shall be last and the last shall be first, then it only makes sense to end this series on the Women in the Book of Mormon with Mary, the mother of Christ. I have talked about Mary before and how she represents our Heavenly Mother. This time, I would like to talk more about what her references in the Book of Mormon tell and teach us, and help us understand the truths of the Bible. More »

Of the six women mentioned by name in the Book of Mormon, Isabel is the only one that appears to be an unrepentant sinner. She is a Zoramite harlot. These are not the Zoramites, decendance of Zoram from 1 Nephi (4: 35-38), but are the Zoramites that followed Zoram, a diciple of Korihor – an anti-Christ (Alma 30: 58-59)More »

We are now moving past the halfway point in this series on the Women of the Book of Mormon. This time we will cover Sarai or as she is better known, Sarah. Sarah is the wife of Abraham. She actually is only mentioned in the Book of Mormon once, in the second book of Nephi. However, she is only there because Nephi’s younger brother, Jacob, is quoting Isaiah.  More »

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 »