KnoWhy #286 - Have The Valley Of Lemuel And The River Laman Been Found? (1 Nephi 2:6)


KnoWhy #286 - Have The Valley Of Lemuel And The River Laman Been Found? (1 Nephi 2:6)

TitleKnoWhy #286 - Have The Valley Of Lemuel And The River Laman Been Found? (1 Nephi 2:6)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
Keywords1 Nephi 16:12; 1 Nephi 16:6; 1 Nephi 2:10; 1 Nephi 2:5-10; 1 Nephi 2:6; 1 Nephi 2:8-9; Ancient America; Arabia; Geography; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lehi; Lemuel; Prophet; River Laman; Valley of Lemuel
Abstract

After travelling 3 days along the coast of the Red Sea, Nephi mentioned his family stopping in a river valley with a “continually running” river. Rivers are rare in northwest Arabia, and until recently no perennial rivers or streams had been found in the region. But in 1995, a pair of LDS explorers made a chance discovery of a valley with a small stream, which subsequent visits confirmed flowed throughout the year. Within a 3 day journey from the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, this canyon is a good candidate for the Valley of Lemuel.

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