Author: Wright, H. Curtis Mulek, a Book of Mormon character, son of Zedekiah, escaped the sack of Jerusalem (587 B.C.) Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged demonic names in the Book of Mormon, false gods, false gospel, Helaman 8:21, Israel, Judah, Zedekiah's son Mulek on 04/17/2014| 3 Comments » Concerning Mulek's existence, the Bible offers important evidence. In the Bible, the sons of Zedekiah are not named. This is simply wrong. He added that the vowels in the name could be accounted for as the Phoenician style of pronunciation. Now the land south was called Lehi, and the land north was called Mulek, which was after the son of Zedekiah; for the Lord did bring Mulek into the land north, and Lehi into the land south. It was apparently at this time that young Mulek was spirited away to become the titular leader of a colony composed in part, as proposed in previous symposium papers, … Avigad, Nahman. })(). The Book of Mormon states that… Later a region was named for Zarahemla, a descendant of Mulek (Mosiah 25:2). It is also known that names ending in -yahu (in English, -iah ) were common during the late First Temple period, that Zedekiah indeed had a son named Malkiyahu (Aharoni, p. 22), and that the familial forms of yahu -names were shorter than their "full" forms. 37 Zedekiah son of Josiah was made king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he reigned in place of Jehoiachin [] son of Jehoiakim. But his daughters, and presumably his wives, stayed at Mizpah until Gedeliah, a former minister with Babylonizing tendencies in Zedekiah's cabinet, was murdered by Ishmael, who then tried to deport the Mizpah colony. Bible students have traditionally assumed that all of Zedekiah's sons were killed, so the Book of Mormon account goes against "common knowledge." Now the land south was called Lehi, and the land north was called Mulek, which was after the son of Zedekiah; for the Lord did bring Mulek into the land north, and Lehi into the land south. Encyclopedia Judaica 9 (New York: Macmillan and the Encyclopedia Judaica Publishing, Jerusalem, 1972): columns 1568-75; CWHN 4: 323-354. and went with others to a place in the Western Hemisphere that they called the land of Mulek . His people's arrival in the New World is one of three recorded migrations from the Old World. Sorenson, John L. "The 'Mulekites'." But my study led me in … Mulek is important because he established one of the Book of Mormon Peoples and because Bible students have assumed that Nebuchadnezzar executed all of Zedekiah's sons, an observation unsupported by ancient evidence and refuted by the Book of Mormon account of Mulek's survival. 117-119). 8:21 ). "Jerahmeel & Baruch." The Lord has not fully revealed his purpose in leading this remnant, including a surviving heir to David’s throne, out of Jerusalem to be … 6:10). This chiasm, therefore, actually works better when you translate it back into Hebrew, which I think is an interesting point. Mulek was a son of Zedekiah, and may be featured in various Old Testament passages. 41-43). According to the Book of Mormon, Mulek was the only surviving son of Zedekiah, the last King of Judah, after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. and went with others to a place in the Western Hemisphere that they called the land of Mulek (Hel. Mulek - Son of Zedekiah. This, however, was unavailing. According to the Book of Mormon, Mulek was the only surviving son of Zedekiah, the last King of Judah, after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. Though the entire article should be read carefully to appreciate the possible significance of the find, here are the concluding remarks of Chadwick: Created: July 29, 2001. Moreover, in view of the fact that the name MalkiYahu has been found on two ostraca from Arad (in southern Judah), the late head of the Department of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, Yohanan Aharoni, said that "Malkiyahu is a common name and was even borne by a contemporary son of king Zedekiah" [Aharoni, 1970, p. 22 - emphasis mine]. He was the last king of Judah. Mosiah 25:2 A Descendant of Mulek: According to research primarily by Robert Smith and Benjamin Urrutia, biblical scholars have recently had interesting things to say about a person named Malchiah. Mulek. Keep in mind that Zedekiah was Jewish. One favorite criticism of the anti-Mormons is that there are no evidences for the Book of Mormon. According to the Book of Mormon, Zedekiah's son Mulek escaped death and traveled across the ocean to the Americas, where he founded a nation, the Mulekites, which later merged with another Israelite splinter group, the Nephites, to form one nation who retained the name Nephites. Indeed, as the Book of Mormon reveals, Zedekiah had a son named Mulek, who survived the destruction of Jerusalem and his father's death (Omni 1:15-16; Mosiah 25:2; Helaman 6:10; 8:21), and there is a possible reference to him in the Old Testament in the existence of one "Malkiyahu son of the king" (Jeremiah 38:6). The infant son of Zedekiah, king of Judea, who was preserved when the rest of his brothers were slain (II Kings, 25:7) by the king of Babylon. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); The other glaring problem in this verse is the name of the imaginary son of Zedekiah; Mulek. in the court of the prison." According to the Book of Mormon, the Nephites and "Mulekites" formed a coalition, making Mosiah 2 king over both groups. 6:10). Mulek in the Book of … Turning to the Book of Mormon, Mulek (or Muloch2), the son of Zedekiah (Helaman 6:10; 8:21; cf. 41. A fictive paternity thus obscures the lineage of Malchiah as the actual son of Zedekiah. Helaman 6:10 implies that 'Mulek' was the name of 'the son of Zedekiah.' Jeremiah 38:6 mentions Malchiah the son of Hammelech, which could also be a reference to this same Mulek. The Book of Mormon states that after escaping from Judah, Mulek traveled to present-day America and set up a new civilization there. Mulek somehow managed to escape. Nephi recorded that it was during the first year of Zedekiah’s rule that Lehi was called to warn the people of Jerusalem about the … And such a boy could have been a true biological son of the king, or a "son" in another sense. This is consistent with viewing the hypocoristic Mulek as the diminutive of Malkiyahu, since a is often assimilated to o or u in the vocalic structure of most Semitic languages. Biblical scholarship now bears out this Book of Mormon claim: King Zedekiah had a son named M ule k. 107-108, as cited in the article "Was Mulek a 'Blood Son' of King Zedekiah?" The Bible records that all the sons of Zedekiah were slain ( 2 Kgs. Turning to the Book of Mormon, Mulek (or Muloch2), the son of Zedekiah (Helaman 6:10; 8:21; cf. It does not clarify where he was living before coming to America. Update. 427-432]. Mulek, the son of Zedekiah, is mentioned several times in the Book of Mormon (see Mosiah 25:2; Helaman 6:10; 8:21) but not in the Bible—at least not in a way that people have recognized, until just recently. In the case of Baruch, scribe of Jeremiah, for example, the long form of his name, BerekYahu, has been discovered on a seal impression by Nahman Avigad of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem [Avigad, 1979]. It is therefore possible that the Mulek of the Book of Mormon is "Malchiah, son of the king" mentioned in Jeremiah 38:6. 2 Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention to the words the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet. Jeremiah 38:6 speaks of a "dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech . Mormon Dilemma 916 Zedekiah’s Son Mulek. URL: "https://www.jefflindsay.com/bme6.shtml" Mulek, a Book of Mormon character, son of Zedekiah, escaped the sack of Jerusalem (587 B.C.) According to the Book of Mormon, a son of King Zedekiah named Mulek escaped the destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon and fled with others to the New World. Zedekiah was the king of Judah at the time Lehi and his colony fled from Jerusalem (1 Nephi 1:4). Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 197 (Feb. 1970):16-42. 6:10) and would later join with the Nephites, who discovered the Mulekites. Zedekiah (63 Occurrences) 1 Kings 22:11 Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, "Thus says Yahweh,'With these you shall push the Syrians, until they are consumed.'" Mulek and his nation. He had an unknown number of sons, but all his sons would eventually perish by the sword (although the Book of Mormon would allege that one son of his, named Mulek, would escape, cross the Atlantic Ocean and found a nation that would figure in an alleged pre-history of the United States). According to the Nephite record, Mulek escaped the massacre of his family at the hands of the Babylonians (cf. According to the Nephite record, Mulek escaped the massacre of his family at the hands of the Babylonians (cf. 103-141. The study of a seal owned by Jeremiah's scribe shows that his full name was Berekyahu (in English, Berechiah), although the biblical text uses only the shorter Baruch (Avigad). But scholars have noted that a verse in Jeremiah might make reference to … Mulek was the son of Zedekiah who escaped captivity; hence the term Mulekites, which is actually not found in the scriptures. Later a region was named for Zarahemla, a descendant of Mulek (Mosiah 25:2). Jeremiah 38:6 speaks of a "dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech . 1 Nephi 1:4), makes his first appearance in Mosiah 25. Book of Mornon ~ Zedekiah's son, Mulek, escaped death & travelled across one of the oceans to the Americas, where he founded a nation that later merged with the Nephites. Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged demonic names in the Book of Mormon, false gods, false gospel, Helaman 8:21, Israel, Judah, Zedekiah's son Mulek on 04/17/2014| 3 Comments » Today we’re taking a look at Zedekiah, Judah’s last king. Its longer form occurs in the Bible as Malkiyahu (in English, Malchiah), meaning "Jehovah is king." Mulek, son of Zedekiah, was the ancestor of the Mulekites in the Book o f Mormon. Posts Tagged ‘Zedekiah’s son Mulek’ Mormon Dilemma 916 Zedekiah’s Son Mulek. ☼ Helaman 8:21, Omni 15–16, Helaman 6:10: …The sons of Zedekiah were…slain, all except it were Mulek. Was this MalkiYahu a son of King Zedekiah? Helaman 6:10. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; "(Helaman 6:10)The Seal of Mulek Has the Seal of Mulek Been Found?, by Jeffrey R. Chadwick I wondered how he managed to escape Jerusalem and travel to America. General Notes. But Hammelech is a translator's error, since ben-hammelek means "son of the king" and is not a proper name-a fact confirmed by the Septuagint (LXX Jer. A treatment … He was “one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem”. Aharoni, Yohanan. Mormon Dilemma 916 Zedekiah’s Son Mulek. var sc_project=730174; 45:6). John Welch, Deseret Book Comp., Salt Lake City, UT, 1992, pp. Non-LDS sources have helped refute something that has long been attacked in the Book of Mormon. > > But there was allready a Jewidh king in Babylon before Zedekiah > > arrived there, Jehoyakim, his younger nephew, who was deported a few > > years earlier, but remained the king of the Jews and was on the > > Babylonean food ration list. Jeremiah 37-41 New International Version (NIV) Jeremiah in Prison. var sc_partition=6; But Hammelech is a translator's error, since ben-hammelek means "son of the king" and is not a proper name - a fact confirmed by the Septuagint (LXX Jer. Nebuchadnezzar then had Zedekiah blinded and chained for deportation to Babylon. var _gaq = _gaq || []; F.A.R.M.S. Since King Jehoiakim was only 31 years old at the time referred to Jeremiah 36:26, it is unlikely that he would have had a son old enough to go arrest the prophet Jeremiah. When pursued, Ishmael abandoned his captives and fled with eight men to Ammon. 1 Nephi 1:4), makes his first appearance in Mosiah 25. 6:10). 25:7 ), but the Book of Mormon clarifies that Mulek survived ( Hel. Mulek might have been away when the city fell; perhaps he eluded his captors at Jericho; the women could have hidden him (as Jehoshiba hid her nephew Joash of the royal line earlier [see 2 Kgs. Zedekiah was the king of Judah at the time Lehi and his colony fled from Jerusalem (1 Nephi 1:4). Nebuchadnezzar slew Zedekiah's sons and courtiers, put his eyes out, and deported him to Babylon (Josephus, Antiquities, 10.8.2). History tells us that Zedekiah had all his sons murdered in front of him and then blinded. The reason we’re doing this is because of what the Book of Mormon says. For one thing, the title "son of the king" was used throughout the ancient Near East to refer to actual sons of kings who served as high officers of imperial administration [Rainey, 1975, pp. The first clue of the existence and escape of Mulek, son of Zedekiah, can be found in 2 Kings 25:1-10, which reports that Nebuchadrezzar and "all his host" scattered "all the men" and "all [the king's] army" and burnt "all the houses of Jerusalem," and with "all the army" they destroyed the walls. The same is certainly true of the Bible, in which kings' sons ran prisons (see 1 Kings 22:26-27; Jeremiah 36:26; 38:6) or performed other official functions (see 2 Kings 15:5; 2 Chronicles 28:7). Mulek - Son of Zedekiah. Helaman 6:10 implies that "Mulek" was the name of "the son of Zedekiah." But nothing in the Bible or other known sources precludes the possibility of his escape from Jerusalem. On the other hand, I do find Del's conclusions very convincing because of where the Mulekites landed. The Seal of Mulek "Now the land south was called Lehi, and the land north was called Mulek, which was after the son of Zedekiah; for the Lord did bring Mulek into the land north, and Lehi into the land south. The name Jerahmeel (KJV) is equivalent to Yerahme'el, which appears on an impression on clay seal from ancient Israel which Jewish scholar Jershel Shanks translates as "Belonging to Yerahme'el 'son' of the King" (H. Shanks, Jerusalem: An Archeaological Biography, 1995, pp. Yea, and do ye not behold that the seed of Zedekiah are with us, and they were driven out of the land of Jerusalem? (function() { In some way not recorded in the biblical record, Mulek escaped the fate of his brothers and was brought by the hand of the Lord to ancient America. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). Slaughter of the Sons of Zedekiah by Gustave Dore. The Book of Mormon teaches that when Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylon during the reign of Zedekiah all of the sons of Zedekiah were killed, except one son named Mulek. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-1368362-1']); Mulek was the son of Zedekiah who escaped captivity; hence the term Mulekites, which is actually not found in the scriptures. Mulek; Is it a Land or False god? But the Hebrew name here, MalkiYahu ben-hamMelek, should be translated "MalkiYahu, son of the king," the Hebrew word melek meaning "king.". Regardless of the plural possibilities, one thing is clear: the Book of Mormon account is highly plausible, and offers details consistent with modern scholarship in ways that seem to make Joseph Smith either a miraculously lucky guesser, or a miraculously blessed prophet who translated a genuine ancient record with the power of God. In c.587 BC, Jerusalem fell, and Zedekiah and the royal family were captured by the invading Chaldeans. The Book of Mormon only says Mulek was a son of Zedekiah. 45:6). Study of these names tells us he may very well be. Non-LDS sources have helped refute something that has long been attacked in the Book of Mormon. Its longer form occurs in the Bible as Malkiyahu (in English, Malchiah), meaning "Jehovah is king." 6:10.) > > After having to watch his sons put to death & his eyes put out, loaded with chains & carried captive to Babylon where he remained a prisoner until his death. The Mulekite colony, after arriving from Jerusalem, settles the land of Zarahemla. Mulek plays a minor but important role in the Book of Mormon. A few years later when the Babylonians besieged Jerusalem, they 'slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes' (2 Kings 25:7). Recently I became curious about Mulek, the son of Zedekiah. But was this MalkiYahu the same person as Mulek? According to the Book of Mormon, Mulek was the only surviving son of Zedekiah, the last King of Judah, after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. Updated: May 15, 2004. The study of a seal owned by Jeremiah's scribe shows that his full name was Berekyahu (in English, Berechiah), although the biblical text uses only the shorter Baruch (Avigad). Mulek and the people of Zarahemla Nebuchadrezzar has Zedekiah's children killed before his eyes (Francois Xaview Fabre) When Nephi the son of Helaman prophesied to his people in the land of Zarahemla he appealed to various prophets already known to them in support of his testimony of Christ (Helaman 8:11-23). However, other possibilities remain open. Yea, and do ye not behold that the seed of Zedekiah are with us, and they were driven out of the land of Jerusalem? The word Mulekite, after Mulek, is commonly used to refer to his group. A small stamp seal bearing the inscription belonging to Malkiyahu, son of the king, arguably belonged to Mulek, son of Zedekiah, who accompanied one of the Israelite groups that settled in the New World. Meeting Mulek When the Nephites who followed King Mosiah came into the land of Zarahemla, " they discovered a people, who were called the people of Zarahemla. One of many pages at If Mulek did not have a genuine claim to the throne of Judah, it might have been easier for his descendants to accept the rule of the impressive King Mosiah with all the trappings of real kingship (sacred relics like the Liahona, the plates of Nephi and Laban, the sword of Laban, and a high level of literacy and education that was missing among the Mulekites, who came to the New World without written records.). Malchiah is identified as "the son of Hammelech" in Jeremiah 38:6. Concerning Mulek's existence, the Bible offers important evidence. In the back of my mind, I was thinking that maybe I would find some interesting evidence in support of the Book of Mormon. This page was last modified on 27 May 2011, at 16:33. He was the last king of Judah. Now, there was great rejoicing among the people of Zarahemla; and also Zarahemla did rejoice exceedingly, because the Lord had sent the people of Mosiah with the plates of brass which contained the record of the Jews." Based on Amaleki's account in Omni, it would appear that Mulek and his party left Jerusalem at the time king Zedekiah was captured trying to escape (Omni 1:15). The Nephites discovered in Mulek's descendants an additional witness concerning the destruction of Jerusalem. Internal Textual Evidences of the Veracity of the Book of Mormon … The people of Mizpah, including Zedekiah's women, headed for Egypt, fearful of Chaldean reprisals (2 Kgs. var sc_security="76e589c4"; Biblical evidence does not preclude the existence of another son of King Zedekiah: Recent evidence indicates otherwise in the FARMS publication Insights, Feb. 1999, p.2). Mulek This son of the Jewish King Zedekiah escaped from Jerusalem at the time the Babylonian king slew Mulek’s brothers, then put out the eyes of Mulek’s father and carried him captive into Babylon (2 Kings 25:1-7). These people were eventually discovered by Nephite refugees from lamanite predations in the south. Omni 1:15, Helaman 8:21. Even more brief is the account of a surviving son of King Zedekiah, puppet King of Judah, set up by the conquering Babylonians. Mulek (/ ˈ m j uː l ɛ k /), according to the Book of Mormon, was the only surviving son of Zedekiah, the last King of Judah, after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem.The Book of Mormon states that after escaping from Judah, Mulek traveled to the Americas and established a civilization there.. Several factors indicate that he was. In view of this shortening, as in many other biblical names, there is no reason why a short form such as Mulek might not be possible.... A prominent non-Mormon ancient Near Eastern specialist declared recently of the Book of Mormon's naming "Mulek" as a son of Zedekiah, "If Joseph Smith came up with that one, he did pretty good!" If so, the report of the execution of Zedekiah's sons in 2 Kings 25:7 could refer to his "blood sons," and not whatever kind of "son" Mulek was. JeffLindsay.com. [4] _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); Author: Wright, H. Curtis Mulek, a Book of Mormon character, son of Zedekiah, escaped the sack of Jerusalem (587 B.C.) According to the Nephite record, Mulek escaped the massacre of his family at the hands of the Babylonians (cf. Biblical scholarship now bears out this Book of Mormon claim: King Zedekiah had … I have to look again at this book that I read years ago that lays out the claim that Jeremiah went to Spain and then Ireland with King Zedekiah's daughters. Biblical Archeologist 42:2 (Spring 1979):114-18. Will ye say that the sons of Zedekiah were not slain, all except it were Mulek? > > Mulek according to you and me, means king and Zedekiah had no sons who > > became king. [2] [3] Along with "as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord," Mulek escaped into the wilderness and traveled "across the great waters" to the Americas, founding a new nation. 142-144), a section based on research primarily by Robert F. Smith, February 1984, and supplemented by Benjamin Urrutia. At the end of the word Zedek, the iah suffix is the theophoric name of Jehovah, or Lord, for the Lord. 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