Lehi's Trail in the Arabian Peninsula
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Nahom/NHM: Only a Tribe, Not a Place?

Discoveries from the Arabian Peninsula supporting the existence of a place called Nahom (see 1 Nephi 16:34) have been criticized for only showing that the NHM tribal name existed in ancient Yemen, not a place with that name. The claim is made that tribal names in Yemen were not used as place names, so it makes no sense to think that anyone could have encountered “the place which was called Nahom.” Contrary to such claims, there are multiple examples from antiquity of Yemeni tribal names being associated with places and a recognition from some scholars of Yemen that tribal names can be equated with places. The archaeological evidence of the NHM/Nihm tribal name on ancient altars from Marib makes it entirely plausible that a place called NHM did actually exist in Nephi’s day in a place consistent with the Book of Mormon record.

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Warren Aston’s Search for Shazer: Another Breakthrough for the Arabian Peninsula Evidence for the Book of Mormon

Important new evidence for the plausibility of Lehi’s Trail in the Book of Mormon has just been published based on 2019 fieldwork in the Arabian Peninsula by Warren Aston. See…

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Another Update on the River of Laman

Warren Aston, whose personal explorations in the Arabian Peninsula have done so much to expand our knowledge of Lehi’s Trail and the candidates for some of the places mentioned by…

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Three Days to the Valley of Lemuel — But From Where?

One of the things I enjoy about blogging is having readers with diverse perspectives who aren’t afraid to point out flaws in my views. This forces me to either hide…

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Fabulous Gift for Book of Mormon Fans: Watch Lehi in Arabia for Free

Perhaps the single best book related to Book of Mormon evidence is Warren Aston’s Lehi and Sariah in Arabia, available on Kindle. Related to it is the delightful DVD, Lehi…

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The Christian Watchman and Its Misguided Jab at Bountiful in the Book of Mormon

One of the earliest criticisms of the Book of Mormon anticipates some of the most recent. For example, a modern critic writing for Faith Promoting Rumor finds it improbable that…

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The Straight and Narrow Path, the Rod, the Spacious Field, and the White Fruit: Further Thoughts on Lehi’s Dream

Not to beat a dead Nephite horse, but I’d like to say a few more things about Lehi’s dream and the lessons learned through exploring hypermodern theories of modern fabrication…

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Reynolds Arcade - Great and Spacious Building?
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The Iron Rod: Inspired by an Aqueduct in Rochester?

As discussed in my previous post, RT’s response to my defense of the evidence for Lehi’s Trail points to a new suggestion from Rick Grunder that perhaps the great and…

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Map: Part 1 Now at MormonInterpreter.com

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Map” is the tongue-in cheek title of my serious look at detailed criticisms of the Book of Mormon evidence from the Arabian Peninsula. The…

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Stunning New Video Gives Details and Insights on the Arabian Peninsula Evidence for the Book of Mormon

If you’re looking for a great Christmas gift for yourself or others, be sure to consider the amazing new feature-length video, Lehi in Arabia, available for order at http://www.lehiinarabia.com/. Chad Aston’s…

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