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TitlePart 1: Lehi and Sariah's World
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWarren P. Aston
Book TitleLehi and Sariah in Arabia: The Old World Setting of the Book of Mormon
PublisherXlibris Publishing
CityBloomington, IN
KeywordsAncient Near East; Arabia; Jerusalem (Old World); Language - Reformed Egyptian; Lehi (Prophet); Lost 116 Pages; Nephi (Son of Lehi)

Although desert sands have blown over Lehi and Sariah’s land trail for more than two and a half millennia, substantial traces remain of their world. Arabia’s dry climate has preserved much of the setting in which the Book of Mormon account begins. Modern exploration of formerly inaccessible areas has revealed some surprises. This book reports on that exploration and the data learned so far. Lehi and Sariah in Arabia focuses on what we could term its “anthropological underlay,” the various circumstances and settings in which this singular story plays out. These new findings let us place the Lehite odyssey firmly, and very plausibly, into its geographical and historical setting.