Definitions

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  • noun Mormonism A member of the group of descendants of Lehi's son Nephi who lived in the Americas from around 600 BC until 385 AD when the Lamanites wiped them out.

Etymologies

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From Nephi +‎ -ite.

Examples

  • This is seized upon as proof of the Nephite connection.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • This is seized upon as proof of the Nephite connection.

    The Book of Mormon, DNA, Native Americans, and Archaeology

  • Cause lets face it the search for the “historical Jesus” is no more satisfying than trying to find Nephite artifacts in meso-america. i guess i am trying to say that it would be very difficult for a doubting mormon to say, “i was completely fooled on the JS thing, but i believe in god and jesus no problem.”

    A Ragtag Band. | Mind on Fire

  • Moroni in mortal life had been a Nephite prophet, the son of another prophet named Mormon, who was the compiler of the record buried in a hill situated about two miles from the modern village of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Lamanites, "the degenerate remnants of the Nephite nation."

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • This man, at once warrior, prophet and historian, had made a transcript and compilation of the heterogeneous records that had accumulated during the troubled history of the Nephite nation; this compilation was named on the plates "The Book of Mormon," which name has been given to the modern translation -- a work that has already made its way over most of the civilized world.

    The Story of "Mormonism"

  • It is possible that in the earlier Nephite baptisms some irregularity in mode or impropriety in the spirit of administering the ordinance may have arisen; for, as we have seen the Lord enjoined upon the people in connection with the instructions concerning baptism that disputations must cease.

    Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern

  • On the 15th of May, 1829, Joseph Smith and his scribe in the work of translating the Nephite record, Oliver Cowdery, retired to a secluded glade to pray.

    Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern

  • During the thousand years covered by the Nephite record, the people crossed the Isthmus of Panama, which is graphically described as a neck of land but a day's journey from sea to sea, and successively occupied extensive tracts in what is now Mexico, the valley of the Mississippi, and the Eastern

    The Story of "Mormonism"

  • The last writer in the ancient record, and the one who hid away the plates in the hill Cumorah, was Moroni -- the same personage who appeared as a resurrected being in the nineteenth century, a divinely appointed messenger sent to reveal the depository of the sacred documents; but the greater part of the plates since translated had been engraved by the father of Moroni, the Nephite prophet Mormon.

    The Story of "Mormonism"

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