Alan C. Miner

According to Hugh Nibley, Amon (or Ammon) . . . is the commonest proper name in the Book of Mormon, and also the commonest and most revered name in the Egyptian Empire (which embraced Palestine at Lehi's time). The reverence shown the name of Amon in no way indicates the slightest concession to paganism on the part of the Jews, since Amon is no less than the Egyptian version of their own universal, one, creator-God, the Great Spirit . . . (see Alma 18:4). [Hugh Nibley, Lehi in the Desert, F.A.R.M.S., p. 21]

Step by Step Through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary