The Book of Mormon inverts the puns on Noah’s name found in Genesis when punning on King Noah’s name. In Hebrew, the name Noah was associated with divine rest. The story of Noah in Genesis repeatedly connects the name noah with the word nwh (to “rest”) and the similar word nhm (to “regret” or “be sorry”; “console oneself,” or “comfort” someone). The Book of Mormon uses the same wordplays on the name Noah that the bible does. However, it uses them to caricature King Noah and his priests, depicting them as the opposite of the biblical Noah. Read at