An ancient Hebrew prophet who led his family and a few followers from Jerusalem to a promised land in the Americas (about 600 BC).

  • Lived during the reign of King Zedekiah, contemporary with Jeremiah
  • Husband of Sariah, Father of Laman, Lemuel, Sam, Nephi, Joseph, Jacob
  • Prophesied among Jews but was rejected
  • Fled Jerusalem with his family at the command of the Lord, leaving his wealth and more behind
  • Descendant of Joseph of Egypt (through Manasseh)
  • Had several divinely inspired visions
  • Taught and blessed his posterity