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An Approach to The Book of Mormon Geography
A Land Choice Above All Other Lands The Book of Mormon story happened somewhere. It had to have a location. But where? It is our assertion that the heartlands of the Book of Mormon peoples—the Nephites, the Lamanites, the Jaredites and the people of Mulek—were located in what is now the peninsul
The Narrow Neck of Land
A Touchstone of Book of Mormon Geography Since the coming forth of the Book of Mormon in 1830 a narrow neck of land has been a touchstone of its geography. It is the physical feature most readily perceived in the mental maps of Book of Mormon readers.
"From the Sea West to the Sea East"
The Orientation of the Book of Mormon Lands to the Sea Bodies of water called “seas” are mentioned numerous times throughout the Book of Mormon. These seas formed the boundaries of the Nephite and Lamanite lands and limited the extent of their migration and settlement.
Prophesied Cursing and Blessing of Book of Mormon Lands
Cursing: And I will lay [my vineyard] waste; it shall not be pruned nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. (2 Nephi 15:6 and Isaiah 5:6) Blessing: For the Lord shall comfort Zion, he will comfort all her waste places;
The Narrow Strip of Wilderness
Spatial Features, Orientation and Recorded Journeys The narrow neck of land between the land northward and the land southward is possibly the most prominent geographical feature in the mental maps of Book of Mormon readers.
The River Sidon
A Key to Unlocking Book of Mormon Lands =Alma baptized in its waters. Armies crossed it multiple times in a single battle. Hills and valleys flanked its banks. The cities of Zarahemla and Gideon were positioned on opposite sides of its course.
What are the advantages and consequences of the Book of Mormon lands being an analog of the Biblical lands?
1. The whole Book of Mormon story becomes far more visual, and, therefore, more believable and understandable to the mind’s eye. As you read and ponder, “It just fits.” 2. The physical environment of the two areas is nearly identical.
What have you discovered about the geography of the numerous wars and conflicts in the Book of Mormon account?
Many of the geographical descriptions in the Book of Mormon revolve around military conflicts. For example, the account of the battle near hill Riplah, between the Nephites and the Lamanites, provides an abundance of geographical descriptions that we have matched to a prominent hill.
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