Source:Reexploring the Book of Mormon:Ch:13:1:Arabian geography in Book of Mormon beyond nineteenth century knowledge

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Precision beyond the 19th century on Arabian geography

Precision beyond the 19th century on Arabian geography

Going well beyond what one could safely say about the Arabian peninsula in 1829, Joseph Smith's translation of the Book of Mormon included several details about Lehi's route through the desert. The text mentions a place "which was called Nahom," and it makes the astonishing claim that somewhere along the southern coast of Arabia, one can find a fruitful and bounteous haven with trees, garden spots, and honey.[1]


  1. Warren P. Aston and Michaela J. Aston, "Lehi's Trail and Nahom Revisited," in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1992), Chapter 13, references silently removed—consult original for citations].