On the name "Sam"

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On the name "Sam"

Hugh Nibley:

While Sam is a perfectly good Egyptian name, it is also the normal Arabic form of Shem, the son of Noah.[1]


  1. Hugh W. Nibley, An Approach to the Book of Mormon, 3rd edition, (Vol. 6 of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley), edited by John W. Welch, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Company ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988), Chapter 6, references silently removed—consult original for citations.