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According to the Book of Mormon, Abinadi (pron.: /əˈbɪnədaɪ/) was a prophet who lived on the American continent about 150 BC. In the Book of Mormon account, Abinadi visited the court of King Noah at Lehi-Nephi, and pled for them to repent of their iniquity. Abinadi gave Noah the message of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth in the flesh, to live among the children of men. Noah and his priests threatened Abinadi that unless he recalls all the words he has said against him and his priests, they would kill him. Abinadi stood by his words and the wicked Noah had him burned with fire. One of Noah's priests, Alma the Elder, adhered to Abinadi's message and eventually became a prophet himself.
Abinadi appears to be a derivation of Abinadab, a name cited in the Hebrew Bible several times. This name is also related to Aminadav, Aminadab or Amminadab, the ancestor of David, pictured in the Sistine Chapel fresco by Michelangelo.
Note: The ancient sound "MB" produces variations such as "Nimrod" (Masoretic) vs. "Nebrod" (LXX) and "Omri" (M) vs. "Ambri" (LXX). Thus, Ambinadab (original) may have become Amminabad and Abinadab in various places.
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