The Bible and The Book of Mormon - A genealogy

Part II

Manasseh Genesis 48:1
" Some time later Joseph was told, "Your father is ill." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him." NIV

Lehi Alma 10:3
"And Aminadi was a descendant of Nephi, who was the son of Lehi, who came out of the land of Jerusalem, who was a descendant of Manasseh, who was the son of Joseph who was sold into Egypt by the hands of his brethren."

I did research in various bible verses and read what the "Bible Dictionary, by Miller" said about Manasseh. Also, I did the Google thing again about the 'Sons of Manasseh' plus 'Lehi and Manasseh'. I found quite a few Mormon related web sites that are debating the theory of Lehi being a literal son of Manasseh. The Christian community uses the bible for a point of reference. I found that Manasseh had two sons. The Jewish community will agree with this also through the "Jewish Publication Society Tanakh." With all of my studies, there is no Bible/Book of Mormon connection regarding Lehi being a son of Manasseh that is made outside of Mormon documents.

The Two Sons of Manasseh 1Chronicles 7:14
"The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel whom she bare: (but his concubine the Anamitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:"

Joseph Smith carefully chose to insert his Lehi into the Tribes of Manasseh. I have concluded that due to the fact that Manasseh had so many descendants and had such a large chunk of land on both sides of the Jordon, that the subject of Lehi's origin would be long debated over and not concluded until many people became believers of the lies JS wrote.


Merissa January 3, 2011 at 11:27 PM  

What the heck are you talking about?

Lehi was not a "son" of Manasseh. He was a descendant, and not necessarily a very prominent one. Why should he be mentioned anywhere other than in the books that he and his children wrote? Are YOU mentioned in any other histories besides your own?

handmaiden January 14, 2011 at 9:22 PM  

As a portion of the chart shows the genealogy of the prominent men of the Old Testament, the lines show direct son-ship. Although Joseph Smith's "Lehi" is announced to be a "descendant," the name "Lehi" has no place in the direct line shown on the chart. Your own genealogy line represents correctness, why shouldn't this one. The chart was composed by, William C. Beardall, a Mormon, who did the "genealogy" wrong. Bogus chart. Think it over...

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