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The Brightening Light on the Journey of Lehi and Sariah
|Title||The Brightening Light on the Journey of Lehi and Sariah|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||McKinlay, Daniel B.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Arabia; Bountiful; Jerusalem; Lehi (Prophet); Nahom; Promised Land; Sariah; Shazer; Valley of Lemuel|
Many Book of Mormon scholars have attempted to determine the course that Lehi and his family took when they fled Jerusalem to travel to the promised land. In his record, Nephi provided place-names and geographical descriptions, but that information is not sufficient to make conclusive claims. This article draws on the experiences and research of others to discuss the possible locations of the Valley of Lemuel, Shazer, the area where Nephi’s bow broke, Nahom, and Bountiful.
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