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“Land North” and “Land South”: How These Terms Are Always Used in the Book of Mormon
|Title||“Land North” and “Land South”: How These Terms Are Always Used in the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Andersen, Joe V.|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Geography; Land North; Land South; Mesoamerica|
To have an accurate understanding of the geography of the Book of Mormon, its readers must recognize that whenever the terms “land north” or “land south” are used, the referent is always the narrow strip of wilderness and never the narrow neck of land.
The purpose of this article is not only to corroborate that statement but also to discuss similar terms that refer to the narrow strip of wilderness and not to the Jaredite land northward. The following information correctly describes how the authors of the Book of Mormon consistently used these terms. For convenience, emphasis, and accessibility, all scriptures using these terms will be cited and italicized.