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KnoWhy #465 - How Many Others Traveled with Lehi to the Promised Land? (1 Nephi 2:5)
|Title||KnoWhy #465 - How Many Others Traveled with Lehi to the Promised Land? (1 Nephi 2:5)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Daughters of Ishmael; Daughters of Lehi; Family; Ishmael; Ishmael's Wife; Jacob (Son of Lehi); Joseph (Son of Lehi); Laman (Son of Lehi); Lehi (Prophet); Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Population Size; Sam (Son of Lehi); Sariah; Sons of Ishmael; Zoram (Servant of Laban)|
What do we know about the composition of Lehi's party which accompanied him into the wilderness? Based on a careful reading of Nephi's record, modern scholars have plausibly reconstructed the named, unnamed, and implied members of the group. Besides the families of Lehi and Ishmael, it is also possible that unmentioned "others" also accompanied Lehi's group. This would help account for some anomalies in the text and help situate the Book of Mormon in a more concrete real-world setting.
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