Category:Book of Abraham/Mahujah

The Book of Abraham uses names Mahujah and Mahijah

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The King James Bible uses the name of a person and/or place in Enoch's time called Mehujael.

And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. Genesis 4:18

This is essentially the same name as Mahujah in the Book of Abraham because Hebrew does not use vowels. Also, Mehuja-el ends in el. Mahu-jah ends in jah, but both of these suffixes are common ways of associating a name with God in Hebrew.[1] And in both the Bible and the Book of Abraham, the name is in connection with Enoch.

And there came a man unto him, whose name was Mahijah, and said unto him: Tell us plainly who thou art, and from whence thou comest? Moses 6:40

It also contains a variation on the name, Mahujah:

And from that time forth Enoch began to prophesy, saying unto the people, that: As I was journeying, and stood upon the place Mahujah, and cried unto the Lord, there came a voice out of heaven, saying—Turn ye, and get ye upon the mount Simeon. Moses 7:2

The amazing part is, the Masoretic text of the Bible contains both Mahujah and Mahijah. The Masoretic text of the Bible did not come about until much later, Joseph Smith could not have known.

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Notes

  1. https://thirdhour.org/blog/faith/scripture/joseph-moses-enoch-mahujah/

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