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Identifying Our Best Candidate for Nephi’s Bountiful

TitleIdentifying Our Best Candidate for Nephi’s Bountiful
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWarren P. Aston
JournalJournal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture
KeywordsArabia; Bountiful; Lehi (Prophet); Nephi; Shipbuilding

Scholars have presented and defended different viewpoints concerning the Lehite journey and the location of Nephi’s Bountiful. Aston explains that some of these arguments contain factual errors, such as claims regarding fertility and timber for Nephi’s ship and a lack of accounting for all possibilities. Discrepancies in theories and differences in opinion do not lessen the worth of all that has been found in Arabia and the supported theories, but acknowledging the sometimes contrary data will aid the search for the best candidate for Nephi’s Bountiful.