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Interpreting “Mormon’s Geographical Map” via Alma 22:27–35 and Alma 50:1–36
|Title||Interpreting “Mormon’s Geographical Map” via Alma 22:27–35 and Alma 50:1–36|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Andersen, Joe V., and Ted Dee Stoddard|
|Keywords||Alma; Alma 22; Alma 50; Ancient America; Geography; Mesoamerica; Mormon|
This article will focus on the fact that Mormon apparently desired Book of Mormon readers to understand Book of Mormon geography as found in Alma 22:27–35 and Alma 50:1–36. These parallel geographical accounts will be referred to throughout this article as “Mormon’s Geographical Map.” In fact, not only in these verses but also throughout the Book of Mormon, Mormon wrote as if he had a map in front of him and as if he expected his readers to relate to specific geographical features of that map.