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"The Great and Terrible Judgments of the Lord": Destruction and Disaster in 3 Nephi and the Geology of Mesoamerica
|Title||"The Great and Terrible Judgments of the Lord": Destruction and Disaster in 3 Nephi and the Geology of Mesoamerica|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Type of Article||Review|
|Keywords||Book of Mormon Geography; Geology; Natural Disaster|
Over recent decades, several Latter-day Saint scholars and scientists have offered analysis and comparison to geologic events and the destruction recorded in 3 Nephi 8-9. Jerry Grover makes an important contribution to this literature as he provides background on geologic processes and phenomena, details the geologic features of the Tehuantepec region (Mesoamerica), and applies this information to not only the description of 3 Nephi 8-9, but other incidents in the Book of Mormon likely connected to geologic events. In doing so, Grover yields new insights into the narratives he examines, and adds clarity to geographic details that have been subject to varying interpretations.
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