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Lehi, UT -- U.S. city in Utah
Population (2000): 19028
Housing Units (2000): 5280
Land area (2000): 20.324597 sq. miles (52.640462 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.244030 sq. miles (0.632036 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 20.568627 sq. miles (53.272498 sq. km)
FIPS code: 44320
Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49
Location: 40.401662 N, 111.858627 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 84043
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Lehi, UT
Lehi (group)

Lehi (; Lohamei Herut Israel – Lehi, "Fighters for the Freedom of Israel – Lehi"), often known pejoratively as the Stern Gang, was a Zionist paramilitary organization founded by Avraham ("Yair") Stern in Mandatory Palestine. Its avowed aim was to evict the British authorities from Palestine by resort to force, allowing unrestricted immigration of Jews and the formation of a Jewish state, a 'new totalitarian Hebrew republic'. It was initially called the National Military Organization in Israel, upon being founded in August 1940, but was renamed Lehi one month later.

Lehi split from the Irgun militant group in 1940 in order to continue fighting the British during World War II. Lehi initially sought an alliance with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, offering to fight alongside them against the British in return for the transfer of all Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe to Palestine. Believing that Nazi Germany was a lesser enemy of the Jews than Britain, Lehi twice attempted to form an alliance with the Nazis. During World War II it declared that it would establish a Jewish state based upon " nationalist and totalitarian principles". After Stern's death in 1942, the new leadership of Lehi began to move it towards support for Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union. In 1944 Lehi officially declared its support for National Bolshevism. It said that its National Bolshevism involved an amalgamation of left-wing and right-wing political elements – Stern said Lehi incorporated elements of both the left and the right – however this change was unpopular and Lehi began to lose support as a result.

Lehi and the Irgun were jointly responsible for the massacre in Deir Yassin. Lehi assassinated Lord Moyne, British Minister Resident in the Middle East, and made many other attacks on the British in Palestine. On 29 May 1948, the government of Israel, having inducted its activist members into the Israel Defense Forces, formally disbanded Lehi, though some of its members carried out one more terrorist act, the assassination of Folke Bernadotte some months later, an act condemned by Bernadotte's replacement as mediator, Ralph Bunche. Israel granted a general amnesty to Lehi members on 14 February 1949. In 1980, Israel instituted a military decoration in "award for activity in the struggle for the establishment of Israel," the Lehi ribbon. Former Lehi leader Yitzhak Shamir became Prime Minister of Israel in 1983.

Lehi (Book of Mormon prophet)

According to the Book of Mormon, Lehi was a prophet who lived in Jerusalem during the reign of king Zedekiah (approximately 600 BC). Lehi was an Israelite of the Tribe of Manasseh, and father to Nephi, another prominent prophet in the Book of Mormon. In the first book of the Book of Mormon, First Nephi, Lehi and Nephi lead their family out of Jerusalem, and across the sea to the "promised land" (the Americas). Mormon scholar Hugh Nibley has suggested that he was a merchant and contemporary of the Seven Wise Men of Greece. The prophet is the namesake of the modern-day city of Lehi, Utah.


Lehi refers to:

In Mormonism:

  • Lehi (Book of Mormon prophet), a prophet in the Book of Mormon of the 7th–6th centuries BC
  • Lehi, son of Helaman, another prophet in the Book of Mormon of the late 1st century BC
  • Lehi, a Nephite military commander in the Book of Mormon
  • Lehi, a fourth figure in the Book of Mormon, son of Zoram


  • Lehi, a location in Judea mentioned in the story of Samson in the Bible. The place's name in full is Ramath Lehi = Jawbone Hill. Here also, Shammah the Hararite, a strong man of David, held his ground in a field of lentils, when Israelites retreated from the Philistines. (2 Samuel 23:11-12)
  • Lehi, Utah, a city in Utah
    • Lehi (UTA station), Utah Transit Authority commuter rail station
  • Lehi, Arizona, a traditionally Mormon agricultural community, now a neighborhood in north central Mesa, Arizona

Other Uses:

  • Lehi (group), a Jewish/Zionist militant group whose centre of operations was the British Mandate of Palestine (also known as the "Stern Group" or "Stern Gang")
Lehi (UTA station)

Lehi is a commuter rail station in Lehi, Utah, United States served by the FrontRunner, Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) commuter rail train that operates along the Wasatch Front with service from Pleasant View in northern Weber County through Ogden, Davis County, Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake County to Provo in central Utah County. The station is also referred to as Thanksgiving Point Commuter Rail Station by UTA. It is part of the FrontRunner South extension.

Usage examples of "lehi".

They had been led to America by the Prophet Lehi and their faces had been darkened because of their sin in rejecting the Lord.

The Philistines gathered together at Lehi, where there was a plot of ground full of lentils.

This was led by a Jewish prophet of the tribe of Manasseh named Lehi together with his family and some friends.