Date: November 07, 2019 10:22PM
he would learn that Joseph Smith had a thing for making up names that went far beyond the Book of Mormon.
Remember how Oliver Cowdery was "Olihah" in the 1835 edition of the Doctrine of Covenants? Just imagine if "Olihah" had appeared in the Book of Mormon. Mopologists would be racking their brains trying to find the ancient etymology of the name, when in reality Joseph Smith for some reason decided that it was cool to add the suffix "hah" to other names in order to make up new names. (Moronihah, I'm lookin' at you.)
The Churchco managers long ago decided to clean up the Doctrine & Covenants and deleted those made-up names from subsequent editions.
But here's a sampling:
--> Ahashdah: Newel K. Whitney
--> Alam: Edward Partridge
---> Baneemy: originally Lyman Wight, reinterpreted by Orson Pratt as "mine elders" in 1876, perhaps corrupt Hebrew for “my sons”; also claimed as a title by Charles B. Thompson
--> Baurak Ale: Joseph Smith. This is a very clear Hebrew for barakh 'el (ברך אל) “blessed [of] El,” i.e., God.
--> Enoch: Joseph Smith
--> Gazelam: Joseph Smith (cf. Gazelem) (Because Joseph Smith was a "seer" or stone GAZER.)
---> Horah: John Whitmer
--> Mahalaleel: Algernon Sidney Gilbert
--> Mehemson: Martin Harris
--> Olihah: Oliver Cowdery (see -ihah)
--> Pelagoram: Sidney Rigdon (maybe Rigdon suffered from Pellagra.)
---> Shalemanasseh: William Wines Phelps (cf. Shalmaneser, Manasseh) (Joseph Smith probably had been thinking about shale that day and then tacked it together with manasseh.)
--> Shederlaomach: Frederick G. Williams (cf. Chedorlaomer, Shedolamak) (Probably had something to do with Joe being hungry for cheddar cheese and also meeting a guy named Lomax who wouldn't share his cheese.)
--> Zombre: John Johnson (Maybe Joe met an hombre named Zorro.)
--> Cainhannoch: New York (cf. Enoch son of Cain)
--> Lane-shine-house: printing office (Joe liked putting "shine" into a lot of the made-up names. Probably because he was always shining someone on, or maybe because his dad was brewing moonshine.)
--> Ozondah: mercantile store
--> Shinehah: Kirtland, Ohio (a word for the sun used in the Book of Abraham see also -hah) you gots your "shine" and your "hah" in one word. How special.
--> Shinelah: print (Joe was getting lazy here. Used one too many hahs already. Let's change hah to lah and lah-dee-dah!)
--> Shinelane: printing
--> Shule: ashery
--> Tahhanes: tannery (zero explanation required. Wow! You really got a nice sun tahhan. Or should I say "shine tahhan")
Joseph Smith was such an obvious fraud. It still boggles my mind that there are any adults of average or greater intelligence who take any of it seriously--especially seriously enough to make up a blog about researching the ancient etymology of Joe's made-up nonsense names.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_code_names_in_the_Doctrine_and_Covenants