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KnoWhy #489 - Where is the Location of the Hill Cumorah? (Mormon 6:6)
|Title||KnoWhy #489 - Where is the Location of the Hill Cumorah? (Mormon 6:6)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Angel Moroni; Book of Mormon Geography; Cumorah; Early Church History; Hill Cumorah; Smith, Joseph, Jr.|
The Book of Mormon describes the final battle place between the Nephites and Lamanites as the land and hill Cumorah. Not long after the Book of Mormon was published, Latter-day Saints began speculating about the location of this hill. While it has been commonly believed that the hill in New York where Joseph Smith received the gold plates is the same Hill Cumorah described in the Book of Mormon, this identification has been questioned. A close analysis of historical, textual, and archaeological data reveals the location of the Hill Cumorah may be more complicated than previously supposed.
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