These two books are referenced heavily throughout moronis america maps edition. If the book is accurate, archaeologists would expect to find numerous pieces of hard evidence in central america that confirm the presence of these societies. When christ visited the americas, who were the 12 apostles. Book of mormongeographynew worldgreat lakes geography. New world geography location of the majority of the book of mormon narrative, in the promised landsomewhere in the western hemisphere.
The book of mormon in north america book of mormon evidence. Moronis americamaps edition 150 maps of the bofm in north. After several months of intense careful study of the text i have put together the following proposed map, showing the relative positions of book of mormon lands, cities, rivers, etc. The lord could have removed all questions regarding the exact locations of these events but he did not. Maps moronis america the north american setting for. Hebrews were in ancient america solid evidence youtube. Book of mormon geography, lands, map, dna true evidence. As mormons believe in jesus christ, they are considered to be christians. This is a great day to think about the book of mormon. Jun 12, 2016 joseph smith also seemed to believe that the united states was the book of mormon land. On the map of the usa, i cannot find a place where the sea divides the land in pennsylvania located to the south of cumorah, new york or anywhere else in the united states that would mark the boundary between desolation and bountiful. Book of mormon in north america maps book of mormon evidence. When we sit down with a guest to record a podcast on that specific topic of come follow me, many times the guest will talk more than just about the assigned scriptures.
It acknowledges the range of views taken on book of mormon. Book of mormon evidence in american archaeology wayne may. For that reason, our design team has chosen to develop an internal map that shows relational directions and approximate distances that match the. Scientists, historians, and other scholars have long maintained the view that there were no horses in the americas during book of mormon times. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints does not officially endorse any one particular geographical model for where the events in the book of mormon transpired in the new world. If some people are unable to understand what mormon has written concerning the river sidon flowing to the north through the land of zarahemla alma 22. The book of mormon serves as a companion to the bibles teachings. Charting the book of mormon is a collection of more than 175 visual aids that promote deeper understanding and appreciation of the book of mormon. The book of mormon records the visit of jesus christ to people in the americas following his resurrection. Includes every geographical place mentioned in the book of mormon. Feb 16, 2012 on the map below, you can see for yourself where mormons have settled in the intervening centuries.
Moroni, the last of the nephite prophethistorians, sealed up the abridged records of these people and hid them in about a. This means that it is another witness that christ really lived, and that he is gods son. It is subtitled, another testament of jesus christ. I give moronis america the north american setting for the book of mormon permission to collect and use my data submitted in this form. The prophet joseph smith himself accepted what he felt was evidence of book of mormon civilizations in both north america and central america. Book of mormon maps and learning tools virtual book of. Book of mormon geography in north america wayne may.
One of the most persistent questions about the book of mormon has been the mention of horses among the nephites, lamanites, and jaredites. All we really know, is the other sheep i have that are not of this fold and we know there are 10 lost tribes. Dec 15, 2011 jesus appeared in north america after his crucifixion and resurrection posted on dec 15, 2011 2 comments the book of mormon tells of the resurrected jesus christ and his visit to his faithful followers in ancient america. Many have wondered what evidence has been found in its support, as the book asserts to be a record of. It was the full text of the title page of the book of mormon, followed by this. The book of mormon is an authentic history of real people who had the gospel of jesus christ. A discussion of the arabian, or old world, geography of the book of mormon enjoys many advantages over discussion of new world matters. In april 1917, an rlds scholar of the book of mormon named l. We dont believe that he took off a few years in his twenties, hopped on a boat, and sailed to the americas fifteen centuries prior to columbus.
The book of mormon, and the book titled moronis america the north american setting for the book of mormon, by jonathan neville. Wayne may presents archaeological support of the book of mormon to a group in malad, idaho in february of 2017. The material below covers the geography of the book of mormon in north america. Did you know there are far more evidences for the appearance of christ in north america.
Readers of the book of mormon may wonder, at times, where in the americas the events described took place. The book of mormon describes migrations of people from the middle east to central america, and further describes some features of their civilizations in the new world. Exploring book of mormon in america s heartland photobook. Book of mormon geography in north america the products services offered by wayne may are neither made, provided, approved nor endorsed by intellectual reserve, inc. Made popular by his 1985 publication an ancient american setting for the book of mormon, sorensons geographic model for the book of mormon has withstood the test of time and remains the preeminent geographic model for book of mormon events. According to the book, two of these groups originated from ancient israel.
The churchs position on questions related to book of mormon geography. Designed for multiple use as study guides, handouts, and masters for creating projectable images, the charts convey a wealth of information that will enrich personal study and teaching. Jun 20, 2016 millions have asked the question, is there evidence of the historicity of the book of mormon, because the book of mormon is foundational to the mormon faith more accurately known as the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Okay, lets be really clear about what book of mormon christians dont believe. Mar 26, 2016 the material below covers the geography of the book of mormon in north america. Aug 31, 2011 the book of mormon is one of four volumes of scripture used by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints the mormon church. Discovering the lost lands of the book of mormon book of. After jesus resurrection, according to the book of mormon, he visited america. I would also suggest that when reading moronis america maps edition, you have two other books with you. The continent of north america is the land of the book of mormon peoples. Of mormongeographyscripturesnorth americabibleadvicethis or that questions books. Is there real evidence christ visited north america. To conclude, the nephite twelve were apostolic witnesses of jesus christ, who ministered among their people and did marvelous works in the name of their master, saving thousands of souls. Moronis americamaps edition book of mormon evidence.
These rlds scholars developed a map of book of mormon events that placed all the events in a limited geography of mesoamerica, with cumorah in southern mexico near the gulf of mexico. We are a nonprofit organization supported by people like you. Moronis america is a mustread for anyone interested in the historicity and geography of the book of mormon. Moronis americamaps edition 150 maps of the bofm in. This book of mormon map along with a wall map are available for down loading in color and the book of mormon geography book a promised land, the land of promise with all the mormon maps and details is also available at alpha publishing at. Millions have asked the question, is there evidence of the historicity of the book of mormon, because the book of mormon is foundational to the mormon faith more accurately known as the church of jesus christ of latterday saints many have wondered what evidence has been found in its support, as the book asserts to be a record of ancient peoples that came by ship from the old world.
I have watched more than 20 hours of wayne may book of mormon lecture videos and conversed with both wayne may and rod meldrum in person. Another testament of jesus christ for our day discover the book of mormon like youve never seen it before. Book of mormon difficulties, contradictions and explanations. The conceptual map of the land of the book of mormon. Book of mormon archaeology in north america dvdrom 2010. Moronis america the book of mormon in north america. Religious studies center, brigham young university, 1998. Lds map and lands with dna evidence for zarahemla, cumorah, america.
The latest lds, the church of jesus christ of latterday saints and mormon. Watch how ancient civilizations of the hopewell and adena cultures run parallel to the book of mormon and have it come alive in this fascinating dvd never seen artifacts are shown. The heartland is the place where it all happened, right under our very noses. Book of mormon map and geography high def duration.
It focuses on the north american setting with a book by book, chapterbychapter approach to the geography passages, illustrating the points with over 75 maps and diagrams. Zoom in to maximum zoom level to see the actual spot close up from overhead. Nov 17, 2014 the book of mormon map described in alma chapter 22 has finally been deciphered. All markers have been placed at the exact locations with a few exceptions this will be noted in the marker text box if the exact location is not known. This site can be used as a study guide to help understand the book of mormon. Did jesus really take a trip to the americas, as the mormons say. It is a record of gods dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the americas and contains, as does the bible, the fulness. Jul 18, 2008 what gave you the notion that he appeared in north america. I still think there is a serious problem of imprinting a particular geographyeven an abstract onebut if the people involved accept the scripture on faith alone, they may never care about the realworld geography, so a mental abstract map is no problem. In my view, there are two categories of book of mormon maps. Sidon river, most prominent river in nephite territory. Okay, lets be really clear about what bookofmormon christians dont believe. Wayne gives firesides to members and nonmembers alike, wherever he is invited to present. The book of mormon geography and map with dna evidence and the location of lands and cities such as zarahemla, cumorah, the narrow neck, mexico, caribbean sea, american indians, and true evidence are all here.
The geographical setting of the book of mormon is the set of locations of the events described. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsplace names from. Of mormongeographyscripturesnorth americabibleadvicethis or that questionsbooks. The book of mormon is a book of scripture that details gods teachings to people who lived in the americas from about 600 bc to ad 400. The book of mormon and the hopewell of ancient north america.
Geographical, and other evidences in support of the book of mormon landscape, as found in north america. Wayne may presents book of mormon evidence in north american geography, archaeology and historical records. The book of mormon geography lands and map with dna evidence. The book of mormon map described in alma chapter 22 has finally been deciphered. Horses evolved in north america,2 but became extinct at the end of the pleistocene34. I would be happy to answer your questions if you have any more, but i wouldnt suggest asking antilds people anyway we have no map of where he traveled in america, but he did travel there.
The lord descried the land they were led to as a land choice above all others, which all the evidence suggests was america. Did jesus really take a trip to the americas, as the. Book of mormongeographynew worldgreat lakes geography book of mormon. Michael coe, an archaeologist at yale university, said.
The book of mormon, the founding document of the latter day saint movement and one of the four books of scripture of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church, is an account of three groups of people. Read the book of mormon and research the moundbuilder civilizations especially the hopewell and the adena. Virtual book of mormon another testament of jesus christ. Interactive book of mormon map virtual book of mormon. Literary and historical studies of the book of mormon, 146156. A new musical from the creators of south park and the cocreator of avenue q. Come follow me 2020 podcasts with rod meldrum book of. Those that show cumorah in new york, and those that dont. On march 26, 1830, the wayne sentinel a newspaper in palmyra, ny, published an announcement. The state of utah has the highest percentage of mormons. Church releases statement on book of mormon geography. For me, any map that doesnt put cumorah in new york is not useful or even relevant.
Church releases statement on book of mormon geography book. According to joseph smith and subsequent presidents and apostles of the lds church, the geographical extent of book of mormon lands included virtually all of north and south america. If you love the book of mormon, consider donating to book of mormon central and becoming part of this exciting movement. All we really know for sure is that he appeared somewhere, and somewhere could have been from the tip of south america, to canada. A complete description of the book of mormon geography bomgeography, including an internal map model, external map model i. The church takes no position on the specific geographic location of book of mormon events in the ancient americas. See my answers to questions about the book of mormon here. There is an inherent improbability in specific items that are mentioned in the book of mormon as having been brought to the new world by. Were the nephites and lamanites spread throughout both north and south america or did book of mormon events occur within a more confined area. Over 300 photos, works of art, artifacts, maps, charts, scripture and commentary introduce the reader to the growing body of evidence that suggests the very real possibility of a north american setting for the events of the book of mormon. The scientific legacy of a quest to prove the book of mormon.
The book of mormon contains the writings of ancient prophets. Jan 6, 2017 book of mormon map along with a wall map are available for. Book of mormon central america book of mormon in north america. Such maps can be a useful introduction for those who are new to the book of mormon. After years of studying maps, mormon scripture, and spanish. A popular traditional view among many latterday saint faithful covers much of north and south america. Jesus appeared in north america after his crucifixion and. He revealed the site of the ancient manti city to be near huntsville, missouri history of js, vol 16, pg 296 smith also once identified some bones found in illinois during the zions camp march to be the bones of a lamanite whose name was zelph and who had died in one of the last battles. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationsplace names from north america book of mormon. Mar 17, 2008 the book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. There is no evidence that horses existed on the american continent during the 25003000 year history of the book of mormon 2500 b. Until we have clearer knowledgeon book of mormon geography. He has been presenting information on the topic of north america s archaeological data since 1994 which demonstrates how it applies to the book of mormon timeline.
A twohundredyear era of peace followed that visit of christ. But i emphasize, thats because i think knowing the realworld setting is important. Did joseph smith teach a hemispheric, rather than a limited, geography model for the book of mormon. Exploring book of mormon in america s heartland photobook rod l. There is generally no direct support amongst mainstream historians and archaeologists for the. New evidence for horses in america book of mormon central. See book of mormon personalities known by joseph smith. Critics of the book of mormon have claimed that the limited geography is only a late, desperate attempt to defend the book of mormon question. In the book of mormon, a pair of mismatched mormon boys are sent on a mission to a place thats about as far from salt lake city as you can get. Horses did not reappear in the americas until the spaniards brought them from europe. The book of mormon and the hopewell of ancient north america phyllis olive. In fact, america plays a special role in mormonism.
All opinions, speakers and presenters represent and express their own individual opinions, and not necessarily the opinions of firm foundation, book of mormon evidence, or its employees, and no information or opinions represent the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Because of this theory, he wrote, some members of the church have become confused and greatly disturbed in their faith in the book of mormon. The book of mormon map described in alma chapter 22 has finally. There is plenty of evidence in north america supporting the book of mormon. An example of that companionship is found in both the foretelling of christs birth and in christs visit to the americas. Ive been a strong believer that the book of mormon took place in north america. The largest of the churches embracing the book of mormonthe church of jesus christ of latterday. In 2018, there were 16,118,169 members worldwide with the highest population found in the united states at 6,592,195 members. The land of zarahemla is at a lower elevation relative to the land of nephi. What jesus christs visit to the americas means for us. The scientific search for nephite remains mormons in transition. Moronis america today in 1936, when lds scholars first began accepting the twocumorah theory, apostle joseph fielding smith warned the saints. Where were famous book of mormon cities, like zarahemla and bountiful.
Book of mormon geography the church of jesus christ of latter. Do mormons believe that jesus christ came to america. The fascinating story of the jaredites arrival in the promised land from babylon during the confusion of tongues is told in the book of ether, the last book in the book of mormon. North america the church of jesus christ of latterday. The true ties between the hopewell and the people of the book of mormon. The book of mormon is the sacred text of mormonism.
We cannot legitimately use the location of american cities to create a book of mormon map that we then use as evidence that the book of mormon used the. Zoom in and out to dig into the county data, and click to drag the map around for better viewing. Traditions of a mysterious, bearded visitor from overseas have been current across our continent since precolumbian times. Proposed book of mormon geographical setting wikipedia. Christ visited the nephites in the land of promise in north america. Was the limited geography model created in response to dna claims. Jul 20, 2016 youve doubtless heard of evidences for christ in central and south america. Listen and or watch the author presenting a supporting perspective of the book of mormon and why it all happened in eastern north america.
How a mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in mexicoand. Chief among these is the fact that we know we certainty where the story beginsin old world jerusalem. The new essay begins with this declarative statement. May 06, 2007 the book of mormon is full of references to technologies and species that are known to have not existed in precolumbian america. We build enduring faith in jesus christ by making the book of mormon accessible, comprehensible, and defensible to the entire world. The church and byu stay neutral in questions of exactly where the book of mormon took place. Oct 02, 2014 finally there is a way to really explore john sorensons book of mormon geography. We dont know much about the exact locations he went to, but if you want a better knowledge of it, read the introduction of the book of mormon. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints released a statement. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints released a statement today concerning the geography of the book of mormon in the form of a new gospel topics essay titled book of mormon geography. Sidon, and lands to the north and south occupied by the nephites and their enemies, the lamanites.125 159 237 1455 1310 733 906 925 694 1559 1024 22 1381 14 1348 1262 1103 955 308 1586 260 1340 1485 1177 485 1300 815 214 164 1453 1289 181 1188 107 1278 1177 1489 148 1003 931 1368 827 214 139 1053 349