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In Search of Lehi’s Trail—30 Years Later

TitleIn Search of Lehi’s Trail—30 Years Later
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHilton, Lynn M.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination4-7, 110
KeywordsArabia; 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.