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Revisiting "A Key for Evaluating Nephite Geographies"

TitleRevisiting "A Key for Evaluating Nephite Geographies"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsClark, John E.
JournalMormon Studies Review
KeywordsBook of Mormon Geography; Internal Geography; Nephite

The author updates his 1989 key for judging the merits of theories that attempt to locate Book of Mormon events in the real world. His “internal” geography of the book is based exclusively on what the book itself says about locations, distances, and directions. Six components (“transects”) of this geography are treated in detail, and ten crucial tests of geographical relatedness are proposed.