Saturday, March 7, 2009

Up for a challenge?

Because of my obsessive-compulsive disorder, I enjoy making lists. If you know me well, you know I have lists for everything. I think my OCD comes from an inability to remember well. So its coping mechanism or compensation driven disorder rather than an original innate problem.


Therefore, rather than just read the BOM I sometimes create lists of what's in it. Below I have included one of them. I CHALLENGE you to correct me or show its incompleteness. If you do, I would be happy, not mad because it would help complete the list some more.

Women in the Book of Mormon

Totals:

-6 by name: Sariah, Abish, Sarah, Mary, Eve and Isabel

-63 women mentioned specifically

-130 groups of people that include women by stating it or likely inferring it (this one is pretty weak by including all the mentioning of children, but I wanted it to be complete).


The data....

  1. Sariah - wife of Lehi. 1 Nephi 2:5

  2. Daughters of Ishmael (five). 1 Nephi 7:6

  3. Wife of Ishmael. 1 Nephi 7:19

  4. Wife of Nephi. 1 Nephi 18:19

  5. Eve. 2 Nephi 2:18

  6. Sisters of Nephi (at least two). 2 Nephi 5:6

  7. Sarah - wife of Abraham. 2 Nephi 8:2

  8. Lamanite daughters (24) - abducted by the priests of Noah. Mosiah 20:5

  9. Mary - mother of Jesus. 1 Alma 7:10

  10. Wife of King Lamoni. Alma 18:40

  11. Abish - woman who helped when Lamoni and Ammon were passed out. Alma 19:16

  12. Wife of the Lamanite king (Lamoni's parents). Alma 22:19

  13. Isabel - a harlot in Siron who Corianton was with. Alma 39:3

  14. Wife of the Lamanite king (that Amalickiah killed to marry). Alma 47:32

  15. Morianton's Maid Servant - He beat her so she ran to Moroni and told him Morianton was planning on going with his people to the Northern lands. Alma 50:30

  16. Nephite queen - wife of King Ammaron. Alma 52:12

  17. Daughters of Jared (eight). Ether 6:20

  18. Daughters of Orihah (eight). Ether 7:1

  19. Daughter of Jared 2 - started the secret combination against her grandfather the king by getting Akish to want her for a wife. Ether 8:8

  20. First wife of Coriantum. Ether 9:24

  21. Second wife of Coriantum - married him when he was past 102. Ether 9:24


Not Specific

  1. Children of Nephi. 1 Nephi 1:18

  2. Daughters of Laman. 2 Nephi 4:3

  3. Daughters of Lemuel. 2 Nephi 4:8

  4. Nephite women - at time of Jacob's speech. Jacob 2:7

  5. Nephite children - at time of Jacob's speech. Jacob 2:7

  6. Wives of King David. Jacob 1:15

  7. Concubines of King David. Jacob 1:15

  8. Nephite women - at the time of King Benjamin's talk. Jacob 2:7

  9. Nephite children - at the time of King Benjamin's talk. Jacob 2:7

  10. Wives of King Solomon. Jacob 2:24

  11. Concubinee of King Solomon. Jacob 2:24

  12. Lamanite women. Jacob 3:7

  13. Lamanite children. Jacob 3:7

  14. Grandmothers - that came to hear King Mosiah's speach. Mosiah 2:5

  15. Daughters - that came to hear King Mosiah's speach. Mosiah 2:5

  16. Grandaughters - that came to hear King Mosiah's speach. Mosiah 2:5

  17. Nephite wives - of Zeniff's group that returned to Zarahemla after the fight. Mosiah 9:2

  18. Nephite children - of Zeniff's group that returned to Zarahemla after the fight. Mosiah 9:2

  19. Lamanite children. Mosiah 10:17

  20. Wives of King Noah. Mosiah 11:2

  21. Concubines of King Noah. Mosiah 11:2

  22. Wives of King Noah's priests. Mosiah 11:4

  23. Concubines of King Noah's priests. Mosiah 11:4

  24. Nephite women - fleeing with King Noah. Mosiah 19:9

  25. Nephite children - fleeing with King Noah. Mosiah 19:9

  26. Nephite fair daughters at the time of King Noah. Mosiah 19:13

  27. Women - wives of the priests of Noah. Mosiah 20:3

  28. Children - wives of the priests of Noah. Mosiah 20:3

  29. Widows - left after the Lamanites attacked the people of Limhi. Mosiah 21:9

  30. Fatherless children - left after the Lamanites attacked the people of Limhi. Mosiah 21:9

  31. Lamanite wives - of the guards left over the Nephites in Helam. Mosiah 23:38

  32. Lamanite children - of the guards left over the Nephites in Helam. Mosiah 23:38

  33. Children of Amulon. Mosiah 24:8

  34. Children of Alma. Mosiah 24:8

  35. Wives of Alma and his people. Mosiah 24:22

  36. Children of Alma and his people. Mosiah 24:22

  37. Nephite daughters - married by the sons of Amulon. Mosiah 25:12

  38. Nephite children - at the time of King Benjamin's talk. Mosiah 26:1

  39. Nephite women - fleeing from the Lamanites and Amlicites away from their home in Minon. Alma 2:25

  40. Nephite children - fleeing from the Lamanites and Amlicites away from their home in Minon. Alma 2:25

  41. Nephite women - left alive after fighting with the Lamanites and Amlicites. Alma 3:1

  42. Nephite women - left alive after fighting with the Lamanites and Amlicites. Alma 3:1

  43. Nephite women - killed during the fighting with the Lamanites and Amlicites. Alma 3:2

  44. Nephite children - killed during the fighting with the Lamanites and Amlicites. Alma 3:2

  45. Amulek's women - family members. Alma 10:11

  46. Amulek's children. Alma 10:11

  47. Women believers of Ammonihah - burned in a fire. Alma 14:8

  48. Children believers of Ammonihah - burned in a fire. Alma 14:8

  49. Daughters of King Lamoni - he wanted Ammon to take one as a wife. Alma 17:24

  50. Nephite women - who lost their family men in war. Alma 28:5

  51. Nephite children - who lost their family men in war. Alma 28:5

  52. Women fooled by Korihor. Alma 30:18

  53. Zoramite women - converted by Ammon and driven out to Jershon. Alma 35:14

  54. Zoramite children - converted by Ammon and driven out to Jershon. Alma 35:14

  55. Other harlots with Isabel. Alma 39:11

  56. Nephite women - Nephite men fought to save. Alma 43:9

  57. Nephite children - Nephite men fought to save. Alma 43:9

  58. Nephite children - men took arms to defend. Alma 48:24

  59. Nephite women - men took arms to defend. Alma 48:24

  60. Captured children Nephites - at the time of Moroni 1 who were taken back. Alma 54:3

  61. Captured women Nephites - at the time of Moroni 1 who were taken back. Alma 54:3

  62. Women Nephites - with the group of 10,000 Nephite warriors. Alma 56:28

  63. Children Nephites - with the group of 10,000 Nephite warriors. Alma 56:28

  64. Mothers of the strippling warriors. Alma 57:21

  65. Captured women Nephites - at the time of Moroni 1 who were not taken back. Alma 58:30

  66. Captured children Nephites - at the time of Moroni 1 who were not taken back. Alma 58:30

  67. Nephite women - who left North with the 5,400 Nephite men. Alma 63:4

  68. Nephite children - who left North with the 5,400 Nephite men. Alma 63:4

  69. Nephite women who left with Hagoth. Alma 63:6

  70. Nephite children who left with Hagoth. Alma 63:6

  71. Nephite women in Zarahemla - slain by the Lamanites marching through. Helaman 1:27

  72. Nephite children in Zarahemla - slain by the Lamanites marching through. Helaman 1:27

  73. Nephite women - time of Nephite and Lamanite prosperity. Helaman 6:13

  74. Nephite children - captured by the Gadianton robbers. Helaman 11:13

  75. Nephite women - captured by the Gadianton robbers. Helaman 11:13

  76. Lamanite children - lead away by Zoramites to join Gadianton robbers. 3 Nephi 1:29

  77. Nephite women - left to fight the Gadianton robbers. 3 Nephi 2:12

  78. Nephite children - left to fight the Gadianton robbers. 3 Nephi 2:12

  79. Lamanite daughters that became converted. 3 Nephi 2:16

  80. Nephite children - gathered by Lachoneus. 3 Nephi 3:13

  81. Nephite women - gathered by Lachoneus. 3 Nephi 3:13

  82. Mothers - buried at Moronihah- 3 Nephi 8:25

  83. Fair daughters - buried at Moronihah- 3 Nephi 8:25

  84. Children - buried at Moronihah- 3 Nephi 8:25

  85. Nephite children - saw the Savior. 3 Nephi 17:25

  86. Nephite women - saw the Savior. 3 Nephi 17:25

  87. Nephite women - defended by the Nephite men from the Lamanites. Mormon 2:23

  88. Nephite children - defended by the Nephite men from the Lamanites. Mormon 2:23

  89. Nephite women - captured and sacrificed by the Lamanites. Mormon 4:14

  90. Nephite children- captured and sacrificed by the Lamanites. Mormon 4:14

  91. Nephite children- captured and sacrificed again by the Lamanites. Mormon 4:21

  92. Nephite children- captured and sacrificed again by the Lamanites. Mormon 4:21

  93. Nephite women - Mormon's time. Mormon 6:7

  94. Nephite children - Mormon's time. Mormon 6:7

  95. Nephite mothers - turned evil and killed by the Lamanites. Mormon 6:19

  96. Nephite daughters - turned evil and killed by the Lamanites. Mormon 6:19

  97. Daughters of the brother of Jared. Ether 6:16

  98. Daughters of Korihor. Ether 7:4

  99. Daughters of Jared 2. Ether 8:1

  100. Daughters of Omer. Ether 8:4

  101. Daughters of Emer. Ether 9:21

  102. Daughters of Corianton. Ether 9:24

  103. Daughters of Heth. Ether 9:25

  104. Daughters of Shez. Ether 10:2

  105. Wives - of Riplakish. Ether 10:5

  106. Concubines - of Riplakish. Ether 10:5

  107. Daughters of Kim - in captivity. Ether 10:14

  108. Daughters of Levi. Ether 10:16

  109. Daughters of Corom. Ether 10:17

  110. Daughters of Lib. Ether 10:29

  111. Daughters of Cohor. Ether 13:17

  112. Daughters of Corihor. Ether 13:17

  113. Daughters of Coriantumr. Ether 13:17

  114. Jaredite women - around the time of Shared. Ether 14:2

  115. Jaredite children - around the time of Shared. Ether 14:2

  116. Women killed by Shiz - when he was fighting with Coriantumr. Ether 14:17

  117. Children killed by Shiz - when he was fighting with Coriantumr. Ether 14:17

  118. Children in the Army of Shiz - when he was fighting with Coriantumr. Ether 14:31

  119. Women in the Army of Shiz - when he was fighting with Coriantumr. Ether 14:31

  120. Women in the Army of Coriantumr - when he was fighting with Shiz. Ether 14:31

  121. Children in the Army of Coriantumr - when he was fighting with Shiz. Ether 14:31

  122. Jaredite women - millions killed. Ether 15:2

  123. Jaredite children - millions killed. Ether 15:2

  124. Jaredite children - those left to fight after the others were killed. Ether 15:15

  125. Jaredite women - those left to fight after the others were killed. Ether 15:15

  126. Nephite women - captured by the Lamanites. Moroni 9:7

  127. Nephite children - captured by the Lamanites. Moroni 9:7

  128. Lamanite daughters - taken and harmed by the people of Moriantum. Moroni 9:9

  129. Daughters at Sherriza. Moroni 9:16

  130. Widows at Sherriza - fainted and died for loss of food. Moroni 9:16

  131. Nephite women - last left. Moroni 9:19

  132. Nephite children - last left. Moroni 9:19

10 comments:

Holman House said...

http://scriptures.lds.org/2_ne/18/3#3
Here is a prophetess that I think you missed. It is quoting from Isaiah, but in the BOM nonetheless.

Brian

Holman House said...

And what about symbolic usage of the term WOMAN for the House of Israel such as here: http://scriptures.lds.org/en/3_ne/22/6#6

Brian

Carson Calderwood said...

Thanks for that. I made most of that list while riding the metro so I'll blame missing that one on Brian! I did make a list of things feminine, but pretty much all things are referred to in the femanine. I'm not sure if I had the House of Israel on that list so I'll check when I get back to it.

Jodee said...

I took a women in the Scriptures class at BYU, this would have been useful! I will try to dig up my binder, I think I kept it...

Greg said...

Thought you might like to see my list of characteristics of the Gadianton Robbers.

Carson Calderwood said...

Nice Greg. I can tell you put some time into that list.

Loyd said...

I'm actually planning on writing a post about this tomorrow or Wednesday, but let me add a woman you missed: The mother of Jacob and Joseph - not Sariah.

And remove a name as well, Isabel - not a woman, but rather an object of cult worship and/or idolatry.

Carson Calderwood said...

I'm unfamiliar with the Isabel theory. Can you point me to any essays on that subject?

Loyd said...

I know Nibley alluded to it in "BofM: Forty years after" and I read a fuller treatment of it a while back somewhere. Not sure where.

Carson Calderwood said...

Thanks, I'll take a look at that.