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The Adamic language in Mormonism
In Mormonism, the Adamic language has been though by some Latter Day Saints to be the language of God. Though different from Hebrew, the Hebrew language was thought to contain remnants of this ancient language, including the words Elohim and Jehovah. According to Joseph Smith, Jr's translation of the Bible, this language was "pure and undefiled". (Book of Moses 6:6).
Some early leaders of the Latter Day Saint movement, including founderJoseph Smith, Jr (JD 2:342), and Latter-day Saint leaders Brigham Young (HC 1:297) and Elizabeth Ann Whitney (7 Woman's Exponent 83 (Nov. 1, 1878)) claimed to have received several words in the Adamic language in revelations. Some Latter Day Saints believe that the Adamic language will be restored as the universal language of humankind at the end of the world.
The name of the Mormon settlement "Adam-ondi-Ahman" in Daviess County, Missouri, U.S., is supposedly in the Adamic language. Also, some allegedly Adamic words were used in the Temple Endowment prior to 1990. While no written copy of them is available, they were pronounced the same as the English words "Pay Lay El". The given English translation was "Oh God, hear the words of my mouth." The English translation is used in the rite today.
Other words thought by some Mormons to derive from the Adamic language include deseret ("honey bee", see Ether 2:3, Ahman ("God"), son Ahman ("Son of God", see LDS D&C 78:20, 95:17), sons Ahman ("sons of God"), nauvoo ("beautiful"), and shelem ("height", see Ether 3:1).