Josephites

Descendants of Joseph²

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Josephites

The Josephites were descendants of Joseph, the youngest brother of Nephi. They constituted one of the divisions of the Nephite people. Jacob, brother of Nephi and Joseph, wrote:

Now the people which were not Lamanites were Nephites; nevertheless, they were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, Zoramites, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites.
But I, Jacob, shall not hereafter distinguish them by these names, but I shall call them Lamanites that seek to destroy the people of Nephi, and those who are friendly to Nephi I shall call Nephites, or the people of Nephi, according to the reigns of the kings.
(Source: Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Book of Mormon Who’s Who)

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