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Lehi in the Desert, Part I—The Problem

TitleLehi in the Desert, Part I—The Problem
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1950
AuthorsNibley, Hugh W.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number1
Pagination14–16, 66–72
Date PublishedJanuary 1950
KeywordsAncient Near East; Arabia; Egyptology; Jerusalem (Old World); Lehi (Prophet); Lehi's Trail; Wilderness

This series is a classic reflection on Lehi’s world in Arabia: poetry, tree of life, family affairs, politics, imagery, travel, tents, and foods. It comprises one of the first attempts to test the Book of Mormon against known geographical and cultural details in the regions where Lehi probably traveled in the Old World. The first part introduces the problem and Nibley's argument.