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KnoWhy #19 - Who Called the Burial Place of Ishmael "Nahom"? (1 Nephi 16:34)
TitleKnoWhy #19 - Who Called the Burial Place of Ishmael "Nahom"? (1 Nephi 16:34)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsArabia; Ishmael; Mourning; Nahom

While Lehi names all his other stopping places himself, Nahom appears to be a pre-existing place name, which could potentially be located archaeologically. In fact, there is a place in modern day Yemen called Nehem, which is in the right place for Nahom. The name is inscribed on altars from this region which date back to before Lehi’s time, demonstrating that the name was there when Lehi would have passed through. This constitutes strong archaeological evidence for the Book of Mormon.

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Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 16:34