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KnoWhy #19 - Who Called the Burial Place of Ishmael "Nahom"? (1 Nephi 16:34)
|Title||KnoWhy #19 - Who Called the Burial Place of Ishmael "Nahom"? (1 Nephi 16:34)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Arabia; Ishmael; Mourning; Nahom|
While Lehi names all his other stopping places himself, Nahom appears to be a pre-existing place name, which could potentially be located archaeologically. In fact, there is a place in modern day Yemen called Nehem, which is in the right place for Nahom. The name is inscribed on altars from this region which date back to before Lehi’s time, demonstrating that the name was there when Lehi would have passed through. This constitutes strong archaeological evidence for the Book of Mormon.
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