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KnoWhy #465 - How Many Others Traveled with Lehi to the Promised Land? (1 Nephi 2:5)
TitleKnoWhy #465 - How Many Others Traveled with Lehi to the Promised Land? (1 Nephi 2:5)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsDaughters of Ishmael; Daughters of Lehi; Family; Ishmael; Ishmael's Wife; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Joseph (Son of Lehi); Laman (Son of Lehi); Lehi (Prophet); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Population; Sam (Son of Lehi); Sariah; Sons of Ishmael; Zoram (Servant of Laban)
Abstract

What do we know about the composition of Lehi's party which accompanied him into the wilderness? Based on a careful reading of Nephi's record, modern scholars have plausibly reconstructed the named, unnamed, and implied members of the group. Besides the families of Lehi and Ishmael, it is also possible that unmentioned "others" also accompanied Lehi's group. This would help account for some anomalies in the text and help situate the Book of Mormon in a more concrete real-world setting.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-many-others-traveled-with-lehi-to-the-promised-land
Citation Key4715

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 2:5

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