But the two great lakes are much closer to each other, a mere 15 miles, a couplehour journey. Why are book of mormon names similar to where joseph smith. This map was created by me to help bring the book of mormon stories to life. Such maps can be a useful introduction for those who are new to the book of mormon. Holley included on the great lakes map names of real towns and places in the area.
The latter includes references to chapter headings and the. This book was a common household reference in young joseph smiths time and place. The 10 closest hotels to the book of mormon london. Holley placed the book of mormon names on a second map, matching similar names with similar locations. It incorporates much of what i have learned since this journey began in august, 2011. Jan 28, 2020 when lehi embarked on his journey around 600 b. Mormon s map is book of mormon scholar john sorensons reconstruction of that mental map solely from. This book of mormon map along with a wall map are available for down loading in color and the book of mormon geography book a promised land, the land of promise with all the mormon maps and details is also available at alpha publishing at. You will also see various cities change from nephite to lamanite control or viceversa in chapters where that took place. The lord could have removed all questions regarding the exact locations of these events but he did not. Their purpose is to help you connect, visualize and remember the stories, and they are meant to be used as you study. In joseph smiths day, and for more than a century after, it seemed impossible that such a place could exist in seemingly barren arabia. While there is still much to learn about the people and stories in the book of mormon, some of the best archaeological evidence to support the book of mormon comes from lehis journey to the. Proposed book of mormon geographical setting wikipedia.
I recently returned from 11 days in guatemala where i collaborated with bright people such as mark wright, diane wirth, dave gray, rick callister, van dunham, neal rappleye, stephen smoot, and rolando amado. The book of mormon records the visit of jesus christ to people in the americas following his resurrection. City locations are relative and for discussion purposes only. For that reason, our design team has chosen to develop an internal map that shows relational directions and approximate distances that match the. The church and byu stay neutral in questions of exactly where the book of mormon took place. Updated book of mormon map book of mormon, lds seminary. The map spans jaredite and nephitelamanite periods during which settlements changed over time. Virtual book of mormon book of mormon maps and learning tools. Are ruin sites on the yucatan peninsula related to the. Possible book of mormon sites in relation to each other. Includes every geographical place mentioned in the book of mormon.
Yucatan island and the land bountiful the yucatan was not a peninsula during the book of mormon. Internal book of mormon geography map prophecy fulfilled book of mormon geography map the holland land purchase external book of mormon geography map watershed book of mormon geography map true lay of the land moraines and drumlin hills map. The world of the book of mormon has always fascinated me. The book of mormon geography lands and map with dna evidence. Book of mormon study map alma 127 the red headed hostess. Many of the names and places didnt exist in the late 1820s, and they are in the wrong locations relative to one another.
May 20, 2011 where are these major book of mormon cities. Joseph and frontier folk assumed that some of the town names around them had survived since the original settlers, the isrealites. There are even theories that the book of mormon took place in africa or malaysia. Virtual book of mormon book of mormon maps and learning. The book of mormon includes a history of an ancient people who migrated from the near east to the americas. Many accounts of significant lands and cities are given in the book of mormon.
Allens book ends by showing a modern mexican mural depicting benito juarez born in 1806 just after joseph smith, as dr. While there is still much to learn about the people and stories in the book of mormon, some of the best archaeological evidence to support the book of mormon comes from lehis journey to the promised land. Isbn 1555175104, library of congress catalog number 9498119. Home true book of mormon geography lands western new. In the table below, geographical and other place names in the land of promise in the americas are listed in alphabetical order, with their generic map coordinates and the geographical and other scriptural references.
The 10 best restaurants near the book of mormon in new york. In short, it is ease to slap book of mormon cities and places on a map, but what does it mean without evidence that such civilizations even existed. For example, while my brother was on his mission in the. As the above logo depicts, we do respect this mandate, and our model. Their purpose is to help you connect, visualize and remember the stories, and they are meant to be used as you study color in the different lands if you wish but most importantly, take notes on the page. See more ideas about book of mormon, mayan ruins and lds art. Cannon said that the church was in no position to include a map for the book of mormon without further information. I still think there is a serious problem of imprinting a particular geographyeven an abstract onebut if the people involved accept the scripture on faith alone, they may never care about the realworld geography, so a mental abstract map is no problem.
Plausible locations in mesoamerica for book of mormon places. This list is intended as a quick reference for locations mentioned in the book. After several months of intense careful study of the text i have put together the following proposed map, showing the relative positions of book of mormon lands, cities, rivers, etc. The book of mormon tells of a land of bountiful, a fertile place on the arabian peninsula where nephi built the ship that carried lehis group to the new world.
Mormons map gives a model that we can apply to stories from the record, shedding a new light on the influence of geography on nephite history, increasing our understanding of that book and its characters, and making events and places more concrete in our minds. He also asked members to not discuss geography or introduce maps in church settings. Oct 02, 2014 finally there is a way to really explore john sorensons book of mormon geography. Mormon s map is book of mormon scholar john sorenson s reconstruction of that mental map solely from information. And anyone that takes the time to research, will find that the island was not that big, certainly not the continents that most map makers place the book of mormon lands on. The original idea behind this proposal was that joseph picked up these place names and locations from a map in order to create his book of mormon geography. Moroni, the last of the nephite prophethistorians, sealed up the abridged records of these people and hid them in about a. The book of mormon geography and map with dna evidence and the location of lands and cities such as zarahemla, cumorah, the narrow neck, mexico, caribbean sea, american indians, and true evidence are all here. Read the classic biography of the founder of the mormon church. As the above logo depicts, we do respect this mandate, and our model is unique in this regard. Phyllis carol olive, the lost lands of the book of mormon, printed by bonneville books, springville, utah, first printing 2000. This project builds on that with the following goals. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsplace names from north. In this book are a number of future book of mormon names, which appeared within alphabetized lists.
Interactive book of mormon map virtual book of mormon. It is thorough, covers many aspects of the field, and is probably the most objective work at its time. Lds book of mormon geography a promised land, the land lds. As they began to speak of different battles and different cities i would try to picture the described events and places. There was a book published in 1791 by john walker entitled, a key to the classical pronunciation of greek, latin, and scripture proper names. I wanted to repost this because this is where many of you are in sunday school. Quick reference guide that highlights key passages about jesus christ, gospel topics, people, places, and events in the book of mormon search capability and simple navigation, including swiping gestures to navigate between chapters links to ask questions over chat or in person. This book locates everything from the narrow neck, to zarahemla, from cumorah, to the land of promise, bountiful. The 10 best restaurants near the book of mormon in new. No effort should be made to identify points on this map with any existing geographical location. Especially since the book of mormon says that its place names often came from those who originally inhabited the places.
See my answers to questions about the book of mormon here. The book of mormon itself is the best source for understanding the geographical locations contained therein. As the ancient prophet mormon edited the scriptural texts that would become the book of mormon, he must have had a map in his mind of the places and physical features that comprised the setting for the events described in that book. Made popular by his 1985 publication an ancient american setting for the book of mormon, sorensons geographic model for the book of mormon has withstood the test of time and remains the preeminent geographic model for book of mormon events. In my book, i present two ancient maps that show the yucatan as an island see example below. Skip this introductory material and go directly to the list of starting letters for place names. This site can be used as a study guide to help understand the book of mormon. Finally there is a way to really explore john sorensons book of mormon geography. See first map below these modern locations are surprisingly close to names of towns found in the book of mormon. This book is in contradiction to all other published books on the subject of geography. This will give you the chapter summary and show you on the map where that chapters events occurred, what year or range of years they covered, and any traveling that took place. For example, while my brother was on his mission in the philippines, my little sister was in high school, i was teaching seminary, and my older sister was raising her family.
Internal book of mormon geography focuses on the relationships between lands and other geographic features, independent of where they might be physically located on todays maps. This book of mormon map is intended to help in your personal study. I print these off, trim the edges, and paste them into my chapters journal, like this when mormon compiled the book of mormon, there are a few places where he is telling different stories that overlap each other in time. You will also see various cities change from nephite to lamanite control or vice. Book of mormon places and locations mormonism to grace. Archaeological evidence for 7 locations on lehis journey. Maps true book of mormon geography lands western new. The main passage mentions the land of nephi bordering on the seas, a narrow strip of wilderness, the land of zarahemla, and the headwaters of the river sidon see alma 22. Book of mormongeographyold worldbountiful fairmormon. Sorenson in his book, mormons map which i recommend for anyone who would like to study what the book of mormon.
The land of zarahemla is at a lower elevation relative to the land of nephi. Just because there happens to be a hill called cumorah in new york does not mean the book of mormon people lived there. Book of mormon map alma 3649 the red headed hostess. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsplace names from. Color in the different lands if you wish but most importantly, take notes on the page. Apr 26, 2010 this book of mormon map is intended to help in your personal study. Restaurants near the book of mormon, new york city on tripadvisor. Rama aka camorah on the map is no where near the book of mormon says it is. The 2d map was created in high definition and displays reference points for cities and lands in the book of mormon. This history contains information about the places they lived, including descriptions of landforms, natural features, and the distances and cardinal directions between important points. Book of mormon pronunciation guide retrieved 20120225, ipa ified from i. Mormon s map gives a model that we can apply to stories from the record, shedding a new light on the influence of geography on nephite history, increasing our understanding of that book and its characters, and making events and places more concrete in our minds. In joseph smiths day, and for more than a century after, it seemed impossible that.
That is, during most of the book of mormon times, the yucatan peninsula was an island. Archaeological evidence for 7 locations on lehis journey to. I began from a byu produced map of book of mormon places which i made my own version of. The book of mormon describes the narrow neck of land as a day and a half journey between the two oceans. Hotels near the book of mormon london, london on tripadvisor. Moroni, the last of the nephite prophethistorians, sealed up the abridged records of.
However, as i studied the map most widely accepted by book of mormonmesoamerican scholars, one thing would nag at me. Possible book of mormon sites in relation to each other possible relationships of sites in the book of mormon, based on internal evidence. A complete description of the book of mormon geography bomgeography, including an internal map model, external map model i. A promised land, the land of promise uses the book to show the book of mormon geography evidence, land, map, dna, definitive, and true facts along with prophetic statements. A twohundredyear era of peace followed that visit of christ. This led me to study more to find the locations of the book of mormon cities. Mormons map is book of mormon scholar john sorensons reconstruction of that mental map solely from. Gods word is to be established by two or more witnesses 2 cor. On pages 6667 of my book, the lives and travels of mormon and moroni, i offer a possible solution to this conundrum. Updated book of mormon map book of mormon, lds seminary, mormon. May 29, 2012 when mormon compiled the book of mormon, there are a few places where he is telling different stories that overlap each other in time. Publishers, 1989 for the best summary of this entire subject.446 872 1352 167 1497 13 1210 1006 642 732 217 1545 368 248 324 1406 403 653 831 268 1305 1462 1379 612 1197 737 1047 1472 656 909 1409 1329