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KnoWhy #495 - Why Does the Book of Mormon Talk about a “Land of Jerusalem”? (1 Nephi 3:9)
TitleKnoWhy #495 - Why Does the Book of Mormon Talk about a “Land of Jerusalem”? (1 Nephi 3:9)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Birth of Christ; Birth of Jesus Christ; Cartography; Jerusalem (Old World); Land of Jerusalem; Prophecy
Abstract

A subtle difference between the Bible and the Book of Mormon is the use of the phrase land of Jerusalem by Nephi and his descendants. Since Jerusalem is only a city, and not a land, in the Bible, some have even criticized this detail in the book. But evidence from ancient records and archaeology now confirm that the region surrounding the Holy City could be called “the land of Jerusalem” in Lehi’s day. Recognizing this subtle difference thus builds testimony in the truth of the Book of Mormon. It also helps answer more important questions, like why Alma says Christ would be born at Jerusalem.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-does-the-book-of-mormon-talk-about-a-land-of-jerusalem
Citation Key5065

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 3:9

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