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The Arabian Bountiful Discovered? Evidence for Nephi’s Bountiful
TitleThe Arabian Bountiful Discovered? Evidence for Nephi’s Bountiful
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsWarren P. Aston
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination4-11, 70
KeywordsArabia; Archaeology; Bountiful; Khor Kharfot; Lehi's Trail; Old World; Oman

According to the Book of Mormon, a land named “Bountiful” was a fertile site on the Arabian Peninsula with timber, fresh water, and ore where Nephi built a ship to carry Lehi’s group to the New World. In the seemingly barren land of the southern Arabian peninsula, a site that appears to correspond to the description in Nephi’s record has been identified on the remote southern coast of the country of Oman. Kharfot may not be the exact location of Bountiful, but its discovery does show that a place matching the criteria for Bountiful does exist.


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