The term 'near' indicates the land near Bountiful is next to the land Bountiful. This game was intended to be similar to The Settlers of Catan, another popular board game, but targeted at a Mormon audience and set in a Book of Mormon setting. There is a wilderness between the land of Zarahemla and the land of Nephi. Critical Criteria for Identifying the New World Lands of the Book of Mormon by Ted Dee Stoddard, Thick Darkness, Vapor of Darkness, and Mists of Darkness: Indications of Weather and Climate in the Book of Mormon by Ted Dee Stoddard, Whiteness of the Driven Snow: An Evaluation of the Word Snow in the Book of Mormon by Ted Dee Stoddard, Brief History of the Limited Geographic View of the Book of Mormon by John A. Tvedtnes, Prayer of the First Continental Congress – 1774. This places the land of Nehor northward of the land southward and the land of Zarahemla. A complete description of the Book of Mormon Geography (bomgeography), including an internal map model, external map model (i.e. The borders of the land of Noah are also close to the land of Ammonihah. There is a nice piece of land between the Buffalo River and its middle fork (Cazenovia Creek), just before the hills. This places Zarahemla on the westward side of the river Sidon. The phrase 'went up to' indicates that the land of Nephi is higher in elevation than the land of Zarahemla. Some of these maps are included in the Annotated Book of Mormon.You may also view pages from the Annotated Book of Mormon Now. This site can be used as a study guide to help understand the Book of Mormon. Since this verse discusses a change in course towards the land of Zarahemla, Helaman's original direction was not directly towards the land of Zarahemla. The term 'him' refers to Korihor. The term 'they' refers to the sons of Mosiah who were Ammon, Aaron, Omner, and Himni. Zarahemla was the name of the major Nephite city as recorded in the Book of Mormon--part of the official canon of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.. Commentary: This verse references the places of the wilderness around Zarahemla and Zarahemla. People were leaving the land of Zarahemla to go to the land northward. The term 'he' refers to Tubaloth, the king of the Lamanites in the land of Nephi. This verse places the South Wilderness between the land of Nephi and the land of Zarahemla. III NEPHI 4:36 [9:9]: And behold, that great city Jacobugath, which was inhabited by the people of the king of Jacob, have I caused to be burned with fire, because of their sins and their wickedness, which was above all the wickedness of the whole earth, because of their secret murders and combinations; Commentary: This verse references the places of Gad, Jacobugath, Josh, Kishkumen, Laman, and Zarahemla. These cities and the cities of Jacobugath and Zarahemla were also destroyed by fire. This site uses cookies. The land of Zarahemla is in proximity to the East Wilderness and the land southward. It is also the same location as the hill Ramah (which is the same as the hill Cumorah) in the land of Cumorah. Around 323 BC a Nephite man named Mosiah found the already built city. The phrase 'near to the land of our fathers' indicates the wilderness extends from the land of Zarahemla to a point that is in proximity to the land of Nephi. Giddianhi and the robbers were in the lands vacated by the Nephites, for example, the land of Zarahemla. The term 'I' refers to Mormon. Second, and even third timber growths were apparent over a space of fifty or sixty acres. The land of Zarahemla is in general proximity to the East Wilderness. Since the South Wilderness and the wilderness between the land of Nephi and the land of Zarahemla both lie between those two lands and are considered to be different, the South Wilderness has a distinct boundary that distinguishes it from the other wilderness. As explained in the verses from the Book of Ether, hill Ramah is the same as the hill Cumorah. ALMA 16:80 [31:3]: Now the Zoramites had gathered themselves together in a land which they called Antionum, which was east of the land of Zarahemla, which lay nearly bordering upon the seashore, which was south of the land of Jershon, which also bordered upon the wilderness south, which wilderness was full of the Lamanites. III NEPHI 2:46 [4:5]: And it came to pass that in the nineteenth year, Giddianhi found that it was expedient that he should go up to battle against the Nephites, for there was no way that they could subsist, save it were to plunder, and rob, and murder. Commentary: This verse references the places of Bountiful, Mulek, the Sea East, and Zarahemla. When the French Franciscan and Jesuit Missionaries, and Fur traders, came to this region, they undoubtedly found there a considerable settlement of the Iroquois, and made it one of their principal stations. By far, Zarahemla is the most frequently mentioned place name in the Book of Mormon. Here, it is referenced as more than one country. The phrase 'in the wilderness' indicates there is a wilderness between the land of Nephi and the land of Zarahemla. ALMA 13:71 [22:28]: Yea, and also on the west of the land of Zarahemla, in the borders, by the sea-shore, and on the west, in the land of Nephi, in the place of their fathers' first inheritance, and thus bordering along by the sea-shore. Other verses distinctly indicate that the land southward existed outside the boundaries of the land of Zarahemla. ALMA 12:13 [17:8]: And thus they departed into the wilderness, with their numbers which they had selected, to go up to the land of Nephi, to preach the word of God unto the Lamanites. The 'fleeing' in this verse is north to south from the land of Nehor towards the land of Zarahemla. Commentary: This verse references the places of Zarahemla and Kishkumen. Since the pursuit has gone from the land of Zarahemla to the valley of Gideon to the land of Minon and the river Sidon runs northward, this would put the valley of Gideon southward of the land of Zarahemla and also higher in altitude than the land of Zarahemla. This would put the land of Gideon upstream from the land of Zarahemla. Being destroyed by fire places it with the other lands that were destroyed by fire. (p.668-669). This site can be used as a study guide to help understand the Book of Mormon. The phrase 'go up' indicates the journey from Zarahemla to the Lamanites required going up in altitude. The letters, hieroglyphics, or characters, are described as having a close resemblance to the “old fashioned printed music notes.” Upon the reverse side of the plate at each corner, there was an engraved image, resembling, (in the language of one of the author’s informants,) some of the pictures in Stevens’ work on the ruins of Central America. True Book of Mormon Geography Lands - Western New York Model. Commentary: This verse references the places of Gideon, the valley of Gideon, and Zarahemla. The land of Zarahemla is in the center of the Nephite lands. In an early period of the settlement of the country the whole work could be distinctly traced. The term is commented on here only to show the consistency of how the term 'into' is used in the Book of Mormon. The wilderness in Omni 1:20 [1:12], 1:22 [1:13], and this verse do not differentiate between the wilderness around the land of Nephi, the South Wilderness, nor the wilderness that is between the land of Nephi and the land of Zarahemla. *There is an inclination to attribute all metal such as axes, shovels, and locks to early European settlements. This would be misdirection. The land of Melek is west of the river Sidon. ALMA 11:3 [16:3]: And now it came to pass before the Nephites could raise a sufficient army to drive them out of the land, they had destroyed the people who were in the city of Ammonihah, and also some around the borders of Noah, and taking others captive into the wilderness. The Nephites were located in the one place, the land southward. ALMA 19:5 [39:3]: And this is not all, my son. The city of Zarahemla in 335 AD was bigger than London and at that time it was the capital city of North America inhabited by hundreds of thousands of people. Those who saw it differ in reference to its size; the average of their recollections would make it twelve by sixteen inches; in thickness not far from the 8th of an inch. The term 'they' refers to the Lamanites. The phrase 'above the land of Zarahemla' means that the land of Minon is higher in altitude than the land of Zarahemla. The 'north countries' is a phrase with a distinct meaning. The phrase 'go up to' indicates that the land southward is higher in elevation than Zarahemla. Commentary: This verse references the places of the land northward, the land which was northward, the narrow neck, and Zarahemla. HELAMAN 1:12 [1:12]: And Kishkumen, and his band who had covenanted with him, did mingle themselves among the people, in a manner that they all could not be found; but as many as were found, were condemned unto death. This would be the Sea East. MOSIAH 6:7 [9:4]: Nevertheless, after many days' wandering in the wilderness, we pitched our tents in the place where our brethren were slain, which was near to the land of our fathers. Commentary: This verse references the places of a ridge between Sidom and Zarahemla, Sidom, and Zarahemla. The Nephites had a practice of naming a city after the first person that settled it. Click Here! MOSIAH 10:14 [22:11]: And it came to pass that the people of King Limhi did depart by night into the wilderness with their flocks and their herds, and they went round about the land of Shilom in the wilderness, and bent their course towards the land of Zarahemla, being led by Ammon and his brethren. The term 'this man' refers to Korihor. Commentary: This verse references the places of a ridge between Siron and Zarahemla, Siron, the South Wilderness, and Zarahemla. I still think there is a serious problem of imprinting a particular geography–even an abstract one–but if the people involved accept the scripture on faith alone, they may never care about the real-world geography, so a mental abstract map is no problem. This description of the land southward defines the northward boundary of the land southward as the narrow neck. The phrase 'we' refers to the army of Helaman that was in the city of Cumeni at this time. ALMA 12:1 [17:1]: And now it came to pass that as Alma was journeying from the land of Gideon, southward, away to the land of Manti, behold, to his astonishment, he met the sons of Mosiah, journeying towards the land of Zarahemla. They were coming from the land of Zarahemla, which is westward of the land of Nephihah, so the plains of Nephihah should be to the west of the city of Nephihah. Thus, this verse implicates that Kishkumen and his band moved out of the land of Zarahemla and may have settled the city of Kishkumen. ALMA 15:14 [27:14]: And they gathered together all their people; yea, all the people of the Lord, and did gather together all their flocks and herds, and departed out of the land, and came into the wilderness which divided the land of Nephi from the land of Zarahemla, and came over near the borders of the land. The phrase 'even to the land of Zarahemla' indicates that the land southward has a boundary that does not go as far as the land of Zarahemla. Amalickiah was in the land of Nephi at this time. There is no indication from this verse whether the army lost the tracks in the wilderness between Nephi and Shilom or in the wilderness around Shilom. They first headed south from Nephi to Shilom, then 'went round about', and then turned northward in the direction of the land of Zarahemla. Commentary: This verse references the places of the land southward and Zarahemla. There is a wilderness between the land of Nephi and the land of Zarahemla. This site can be used as a study guide to help understand the Book of Mormon. ALMA 24:14 [52:12]: Now the king (Ammoron) had departed out of the land of Zarahemla, and had made known unto the queen concerning the death of his brother, and had gathered together a large number of men, and had marched forth against the Nephites, on the borders by the west sea; Commentary: This verse references the places of the land by the Sea West, the Sea West, and Zarahemla. The land of Zarahemla is westward of the land of Antionum. ALMA 6:4 [8:3]: And it came to pass in the commencement of the tenth year of the reign of the Judges over the people of Nephi, that Alma departed from thence, and took his journey over into the land of Melek, on the west of the river Sidon, on the west by the borders of the wilderness; Commentary: This verse references the places of Melek, a ridge between Melek and Zarahemla, the river Sidon, the wilderness around Melek, and Zarahemla. Zarahemla Quarterly 2(1)(1988): 4-14. world location for the bomgeography), travel maps, proofs, discoveries, and commentary. The term 'they' refers to dissenters that left the Nephites to join the Lamanites. The phrase 'the people' refers to the people in the land of Zarahemla. Commentary: This verse references the places of the wilderness around Zarahemla and Zarahemla. HELAMAN 1:19 [1:18]: And it came to pass that because of so much contention and so much difficulty in the government, that they had not kept sufficient guards in the land of Zarahemla; for they had supposed that the Lamanites durst not come into the heart of their lands to attack that great city Zarahemla. Commentary: This verse references the places of the land southward and Zarahenla. MOSIAH 9:166 [21:25]: Now King Limhi had sent, previous to the coming of Ammon, a small number of men to search for the land of Zarahemla; but they could not find it, and they were lost in the wilderness. OMNI 1:24 [1:14]: And they discovered a people, who were called the people of Zarahemla. Helaman is making this statement and he is in Judea at this time. Commentary: This verse references the places of Angola, the north country, and Zarahemla. III NEPHI 4:28 [9:3]: Behold, that great city Zarahemla have I burned with fire, and the inhabitants thereof. Commentary: This verse references the places of the wilderness around Zarahemla and Zarahemla. It has a lodge that accommodates up to 33 people, indoor restrooms and showers, a commercial kitchen, and a spacious indoor meeting room. The term 'I' refers to Omni. History, 1838–1856. Includes every geographical place mentioned in the Book of Mormon. HELAMAN 1:49 [2:11]: And they took their flight out of the land, by a secret way, into the wilderness; and thus when Helaman sent forth to take them, they could nowhere be found. Commentary: This verse references the places of Nephi and Zarahemla. The following is taken from the Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York: Embracing Some Account of the Ancient Remains by O. Turner, 1850: Upon the middle branch of Buffalo Creek, three and a half miles from the village of Aurora, on the Seneca Indian Reservation, there are the remains of one of the largest class of ancient fortifications. Most of these findings can rightly be dated to Book of Mormon times. Commentary: This verse references the places of Zarahemla. The phrase 'into the south wilderness' indicates the South Wilderness extends no further northward than the southern borders of the land of Manti, so the wilderness between the land of Nephi and the land of Zarahemla that takes days to travel through is not considered to be the same as the South Wilderness. The phrase 'on the borders' means near, and not necessarily next to, the Sea West. It is not on the borders of the possessions of the Nephites. The third group was Lehi and his people as described in the book of I Nephi (of which Mosiah was a descendant). Kishkumen and his band had been living somewhere outside the land of Zarahemla. The phrase 'in the course of' indicates the land of Minon is generally in line between the lands of Zarahemla and Nephi. There is a chiasmus matching this verse and Helaman 2:3 [3:3] that mentions the people spread from the land of Zarahemla. Commentary: This verse references the places of the South Wilderness, the wilderness between Nephi and Zarahemla and Zarahemla. Front image (c) Truls Bakken - @dogsbestman Currently holding 165,768 irish wolfhounds. The term 'we' refers to Alma and his people. TRUE MAP FOR THE BOOK OF MORMON The phrase 'and it came to pass' indicates a length of time passed. In the 1st Century, the flood plain from Montrose to Fort Madison was critical for supplying fresh produce for the people of Zarahemla. MOSIAH 1:16 [1:10]: For on the morrow, I shall proclaim unto this my people, out of mine own mouth, that thou art a king and a ruler over this people, whom the Lord our God hath given us. Using Occam's Razor, these cities should be in proximity to the cities of Jacobugath and Zarahemla. Upon the spot and in the immediate vicinity, almost as often as the plough or the spade is put into the ground, relics, clearly distinguishable from those that mark the later occupancy of the Indian race, are found. Commentary: This verse references the places of Bountiful and Zarahemla. Few cellars are excavated without discovering them. If that place had been the city of Kishkumen, the appearance of Kishkumen in the city of Zarahemla would indicate the city of Kishkumen is in proximity to the land of Zarahemla. Camp Zarahemla is situated on 12 acres in the National Forest, the alpine area of Mt. Thou didst do that which was grievous unto me; for thou didst forsake the ministry, and did go over into the land of Siron, among the borders of the Lamanites, after the harlot Isabel; yea, she did steal away the hearts of many; but this was no excuse for thee, my son. The term 'they' refers to people from the land of Zarahemla. This verse does not really define the relative locations of the lands of Nephi and Zarahemla. Commentary: This verse references the places of the Sea East, the East Wilderness, the South Wilderness, and Zarahemla. If so, and there are any portion of the engraved lines yet legible, it will be put into the hands of some one competent to the task of interpretation. From the relative locations of the lands in the area, the land of Melek may be south of the land of Minon. 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