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Matthew J. Arp, “Joseph Knew First: Moses, the Egyptian Son,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 32 (2019): 187–198.
Book of Mormon Central, “How Lehi Likened the Scriptures to Himself (2 Nephi 3:18),” KnoWhy 418 (March 22, 2018).
Matthew L. Bowen, and Loren Blake Spendlove. “‘Thou Art the Fruit of My Loins’: The Interrelated Symbolism and Meanings of the Names Joseph and Ephraim in Ancient Scripture,” in Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 28 (2018): 273–298.
Matthew L. Bowen, “’And They Shall Be Had Again’: Onomastic Allusions to Joseph in Moses 1:41 in View of the So-called Canon Formula,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 32 (2019): 297–304.
James R. Clark, “Joseph of Egypt: Writings of Joseph,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 2:761–762.
Liesel C. McBride, “Joseph of Egypt: Seed of Joseph,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 2:762.
Joseph Fielding McConkie, “Joseph of Egypt: Joseph, Son of Jacob,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 2:760–761.
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