Moses' Brazen Serpent as It Relates to Serpent Worship in Mesoamerica

This paper shows that the account of Moses' brazen serpent as taught by the Nephite leaders presents parallels to the symbol and name of the Mesoamerican god, "Quetzalcoatl." It further shows that the term flying, used in the Nephite but not in the biblical account of the fiery serpen...

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Published in:Journal of Book of Mormon studies
Main Author: Hunt, Wallace E.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Foundation 1993
In: Journal of Book of Mormon studies
Year: 1993, Volume: 2, Issue: 2, Pages: 121-131
Online Access: Volltext (lizenzpflichtig)
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Summary:This paper shows that the account of Moses' brazen serpent as taught by the Nephite leaders presents parallels to the symbol and name of the Mesoamerican god, "Quetzalcoatl." It further shows that the term flying, used in the Nephite but not in the biblical account of the fiery serpent, has parallels in the Old and New Worlds.
ISSN:2168-3158
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of Book of Mormon studies