Source:Nibley:BoM as mirror of the east:IE April 1948:Kerihor

The Egyptian name Kherihor

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The Egyptian name Herihor

Hugh Nibley comments on a possible Egyptian name as a source for "Korihor." It should be noted that Nibley's "Kherihor" is actually "Herihor."

The full title of Kherihor [correct name is Herihor] before he became king in Thebes. In the Book of Mormon (Alma 30) Korihor is sent by Ammon, whose office of High Priest over the people of Ammon has important judicial and political functions, to be tried before "the high priest and chief judge of the land." Just such a combined and general authority was enjoyed by Kherihor in Egypt as Chief Servant (Hem) of Amon. The Ammon in the Book of Mormon has a brother by the name of Hem.[1]

From Nibley, "The Book of Mormon as a Mirror of the East," Improvement Era {April 1948) p. 202.


Notes

  1. ↑ Hugh Nibley, "The Book of Mormon as a Mirror of the East," Improvement Era {April 1948) p. 202.