Book of Mormon Objective Geographic Standard No. 3: West-Sea Bountiful, Desolation, the Line between Them, and the West Sea


TitleBook of Mormon Objective Geographic Standard No. 3: West-Sea Bountiful, Desolation, the Line between Them, and the West Sea
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsAndersen, Joe V.
Keywords3 Nephi 3; Alma 22; Alma 50; Alma 62; Alma 63; Ancient America; Bountiful (Polity); Ether 1; Ether 7; Geography; Helaman 4; Land of Desolation; Mesoamerica; Mormon 2; Mormon 3; West Sea
Abstract

This article is the third of a series of articles that will provide readers and students of the Book of Mormon with specific, provable geographic standards without reference to any real-world geography. The specific standard identified in this article will be referred to hereafter as Geographic Standard No. 3 and will focus on the relationships among west-sea Bountiful, Desolation, the line between them, and the west sea. Following a discussion of this objective standard, currently proposed models will be compared with this standard, and the areas where this standard has not been followed will be shown and discussed.