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KnoWhy #286 - Have The Valley Of Lemuel And The River Laman Been Found? (1 Nephi 2:6)
|Title||KnoWhy #286 - Have The Valley Of Lemuel And The River Laman Been Found? (1 Nephi 2:6)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Arabia; Book of Mormon Geography; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lehi (Prophet); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Prophet; River Laman; Valley of Lemuel|
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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