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Lesson 5-1: Twelve Requirements for the Land of Bountiful

TitleLesson 5-1: Twelve Requirements for the Land of Bountiful
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsWelch, John W., Greg Welch, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
PublisherScripture Central
CitySpringville, UT
KeywordsBook of Mormon Geography - Old World; Bountiful (Old World); Khor Kharfot; Oman; Wadi Sayq

Because the Lehites "exceedingly rejoiced when [they] came to the seashore" at Bountiful (1 Nephi 17:6), Bountiful must have been a fertile area—especially for arid southern Arabia, where they are thought to have journeyed from Jerusalem. Twelve required characteristics of Bountiful, identified by Warren and Michaela Aston, narrow the location of Bountiful to six spots along the Arabian coast. The current-day Wadi Sayq (more specifically Khor Kharfot, a portion of Wadi Sayq, located in Oman) is the most probable location of Bountiful, based on these twelve criteria.

Originally published as Chart 13-148 in Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. Twelve Requirements for the Land of Bountiful. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.


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