Fandom

Religion Wiki

Sam (Book of Mormon)

34,278pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

In the Book of Mormon, Sam was the third son of Lehi, and elder brother to the prophet Nephi. Early in the Book of Mormon narrative, Nephi confided in Sam.[1] Lehi saw Sam in his vision of the tree of life, noting that he ate the precious fruit, symbolizing the righteousness of Sam, and that he would be saved.[2] Upon the death of Lehi, Sam followed his brother Nephi in the establishment of the Nephites.[3]

Family

 
Lehi
 
Sariah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laman
 
Lemuel
 
Sam
 
Nephi
 
Jacob
 
Joseph

Etymology

Among LDS linguists[who?], the leading (unofficial) theory of the origin of the name "Sam" is that it is most likely a Hebrew dialectual form of "Shem". The attributed dialect in this case would either be from the dialect of Lehi's tribe Manasseh, or from the prevalent Ephrathite culture of his family, if indeed the dialects of these two tribes were different at all. Some[who?] consider the name "Sam" to be of Arabic origin (BoM Arabic سام Sām)[original research?].

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki