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A New Candidate in Arabia for the “Valley of Lemuel”

TitleA New Candidate in Arabia for the “Valley of Lemuel”
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsPotter, George D.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination54-63, 79
KeywordsArabia; Book of Mormon Geography; River of Laman; Valley of Lemuel

The author serendipitously discovered a stream east of the Gulf of Aqaba that seems to share the physical features of Lehi’s “river of water” that “emptied into the Red Sea” and was “continually running.” The river Laman ran through the valley of Lemuel, described as “firm, steadfast, and immovable.” The stream and the canyon seem to fulfill the conditions of the river of Laman and the valley of Lemuel.