The Bible and The Book of Mormon - A genealogy



PART I

No reference to a Bible connection is in the 6th chapter heading in the Book of Mormon. Helaman 6:10
"Now the land south was called Lehi, and the land north was called Mulek, which was after the son on Zedekiah: for the Lord did bring Mulek into the land north and Lehi into the land south."
The only place that the sons of Zedekiah are mentioned is in 2 Kings 25:7. This is the account of their deaths.

2 Chronicles 36:10-12
"In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon, together with articles of value from the temple of the Lord, and he made Jehoiachin's uncle, Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem. Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the Lord."

Just a small foot note about Zedekiah and his sons:
2 Kings 25:7
"They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon."

The Old testament states that Zedekiah's sons died before his eyes. It in no way states that "some" of his sons were killed, but rather "the sons", meaning all of his sons were killed. Mulek can not be the son of Zedekiah due to this fact alone.
I did a google search on "Sons of Zedekiah" and Mulek". The Sons of Zedekiah brought up only verses in 2 Kings and what the Book of Mormon says. As far as this "Mulek" person is concerned, the only place that he is mentioned in any literary source that I can find is in the Book of Mormon.
Zedekiah reigned for eleven years as king over Judah and Jerusalem from 597-586 B.C. The Book of Mormon states Mulek-Son of Jewish King Zedekiah [c.589 B.C.] Now if that is proof of Mulek, then it's real poor proof. Like I said, the sons of Zedekiah were killed before his eyes, and then his own eyes were put out.

7 comments:

Elder Joseph October 30, 2007 at 10:59 AM  

Hi I just discovered your website from a comment you made on mine ..

Thankyou .

It would be nice to know how you came to realise that Mormonism was in fact not what it claims to be :(

Were you brought up in the church ?

If you would share your story I would be most grateful and I'll tell you mine also ..

ElderJoseph@hotmail.co.uk

I'll come back very soon for a read of all your blogs , they look very intersting and informative ..

Elder Joseph October 30, 2007 at 2:27 PM  

Hi

I finally came back and read your History .Goodness you have been through alot .. What a story .. and recovery process from it all.

You've certainly opened my eyes to the dysfunctional aspect of mormonism ..

I read Arza Evans 's book Today called 'The Keystone Of Mormonism' and I feel very angry at Joseph Smith and Brigham Young now ..

Its amazing because the more I read the more I find out about the whole nonsense of it all .Then I think of the abuse and destruction the early Saints went through and what some go through even today ..

Hearbreaking stuff and this is called being 'happy'in the Mormon gospel ?

Elder Joseph October 30, 2007 at 2:46 PM  

The article on Zedekiahs son mulek is great .

Helaman 8:21 reckons not all of his sons were slain ? hahaha typical Joseph Smith contradicting and twisting biblical stuff .

moonlightsonata December 29, 2008 at 9:27 PM  

The Book of Jeremiah doesn't say that all of Zedekiah's sons were killed. It just said his sons were killed. I wonder how many wives and concubines Zedekiah had and how may sons? You ever think about that? the Book of Mormon also challenges the reader to pray about it and ask God if the contents of it were true. If you ask in faith without doubt that God would answer you, then the Holy Ghost will reveal the truth of it to you. Have you ever done that? Until you do so, I think the only witness you can truly get is from God himself. The Book of Mormon has changed many lives for the better. Those who reject it after they've read it without the real intent of knowing the truth it speaks won't actually know that their lives have been better. The challenge is not on the book, it's the on reader.

messiahbenlevi August 7, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

Jeremiah 38:6

handmaiden August 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM  

Very interesting comment messiahbenlevi. I would like to thank you for your interest into my posts. I do, however, would like meaning and clarification. Jeremiah 38:6 does not have anything to do with the post. God's LOVE,
handmaiden

Star December 27, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

You stated that You believe the bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and Righteousness. and yet Everyone knows that King James hired his scribes to rewrite the bible so that all the members of his kingdom can read it. When they rewrote it, they left out parts that makes the bible contradict itself. Do you not think God would know that this would happened to his book and set up a second witness to the teachings of Jesus Christ?

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