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KnoWhy #475 - When Did Lehi Leave Jerusalem? (1 Nephi 10:4)

TitleKnoWhy #475 - When Did Lehi Leave Jerusalem? (1 Nephi 10:4)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Chronology; Jerusalem (Old World); King Zedekiah; Lehi (Prophet)

Much of the Book of Mormon's chronology is based on the number of years which passed from the time Lehi left Jerusalem, which the is typically dated to "about 600 BC." A number of scholars have proposed more specific dates Lehi's departure, ranging from 605 BC-588 BC. Each proposed date has it's own strengths and weaknesses, and provides a slightly different context to consider for the background of the opening events in the Book of Mormon.

Citation Key4830

Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 10:4