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- For the Israeli village, see Aminadav.
One day, angels came and wrapped Nephi and Lehi in fire, while darkness surrounded the people. The guards were confused, and Aminadab told them to repent. The text implies the guard prayed in faith, had his body encircled with fire, and converted. Aminadab's testimony helped to convert three hundred Lamanites who witnessed the events.
Alternatively, the first two syllables could relate to Ammon (or Amon), which according to LDS apologist Hugh Nibley, is "the commonest name in the Book of Mormon" and "the commonest name in the Egyptian Empire" (which embraced Palestine at Lehi's time, which fell within its Late Period). The name also occurs in the Bible.
- LDS.org: "Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide" (retrieved 2012-02-25), IPA-ified from «a-mĭn´a-dăb»
- Nibley, Hugh (1988). "Men of the East". Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites. Deseret Book, FARMS. ISBN 978-0875791326.
- Genesis 19:37-38
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