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New Light: Nahom and the “Eastward” Turn
|Title||New Light: Nahom and the “Eastward” Turn|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||S. Kent Brown|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Type of Article||New Light|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Arabia; Ishmael; Lehi (Prophet); Nahom|
The account of the journey of Lehi’s family through the wilderness mentions one local name, Nahom, where Ishmael was buried. The discovery of the tribal name NHM on three altars from the seventh and sixth centuries bc provides a likely location for that stopping point on their trip. This site is located at the bend of the incense trail that went in the opposite direction of Lehi’s group—westward to NHM and then turning northward.
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