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In Search of Lehi’s Trail—30 Years Later
|In Search of Lehi’s Trail—30 Years Later
|Year of Publication
|Hilton, Lynn M.
|Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
|Arabia; Bountiful; Lehi (Prophet); Lehi's Trail; Nahom; Shazer; Valley of Lemuel
Thirty years after publishing In Search of Lehi’s Trail, Lynn M. Hilton looks back at the progress of research on the journey of Lehi and his family from Jerusalem to Bountiful. Hilton starts by briefly reviewing the known aspects of the party’s travel, such as the location of Jerusalem and their initial “south-southeast direction.” Following their trail, he gives an overview of the discoveries that have helped identify and describe potential sites for several key locales mentioned in Nephi’s narrative of the journey: the Valley of Lemuel, Nahom, and Bountiful. In the past thirty years, many important discoveries have expanded our understanding of the real-life setting of Lehi’s travel through the Arabian Peninsula.
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