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TitleLehi in the Desert, Part VII
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1950
AuthorsNibley, Hugh W.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number7
Pagination566–567, 587–588
Date PublishedJuly 1950
KeywordsArabia; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lehi (Prophet); Lehi's Trail; Lemuel (Son of Lehi); Poetry; Wilderness

This series is a classic reflection on Lehi’s world in Arabia: poetry, tree of life, family affairs, politics, imagery, travel, tents, and foods. It comprises one of the first attempts to test the Book of Mormon against known geographical and cultural details in the regions where Lehi probably traveled in the Old World. The seventh part deals with Arabic poetic tradition as it relates to Lehi's admonitions to his sons.