Mulek

Son of Jewish king Zedekiah

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Mulek

Mulek was the only surviving son of king Zedekiah, last king of Judah at the time of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 587 BC. “And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death”. The implication is that all the sons of Zedekiah perished; however, Nephi, son of Helaman, spoke to his detractors about the facts as they were known in the New World. “And now will you dispute that Jerusalem was destroyed? Will ye say that the sons of Zedekiah were not slain, all except it were Mulek? Yea, and do ye not behold that the seed of Zedekiah are with us, and they were driven out of the land of Jerusalem?”. Mormon had earlier provided a summary. “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”. When Mosiah I was commanded of the Lord to flee from the land south. Thereafter the Mulekites and the Nephites were united into one nation.

(Source: Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Book of Mormon Who’s Who)

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