Nicely done, Ryan. As a long time researcher (40 years) into Book of Mormon geography, I find your conclusions not only plausible, but probable. I would be interested in seeing more detail as you further develop your thesis. Thanks.
well have they found any metal armor or steel weapons? Wheels or mass graves? Joseph Smith was never a prophet, just another pervert leading a cult.
Zelph apparently lived in the land northward, not in the main geographic area of the BOM. You are using a false assumption in your conclusion.
I think the scale is all wrong. The narrow neck of land was very strategic and on this conjectured map the narrow neck is not in a strategic location, and is also crossed by the Niagara River and it's gorge.
1st Nephi chapter 1:
Nephi when in Jerusalem escaped with his family to the Red Sea 250 miles away by foot and in 600BC. Once they arrived his dad remembered his birth records were back in Jerusalem. So Nephi walks back 250 miles, kills a dude, gets birth records and walks back to the Red Sea 250 miles. His family so happy they got the records. No one was surprise this feat was actually accomplished. Then his dad remembered there would be no women in the new world for his sons to get freaky with. So they walk back to Jerusalem "250 miles" to look for chicks. They find chicks but these chicks had parents so Nephi, his two brothers, three chicks with their old parents walked back to the Red Sea "250 miles away", through the Arabian desert with no water and wearing flip flops. These are Super Jews who could have just walked to freedom.
Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said to the woman: No, you shall not die the death. 5 For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.
And thou saidst in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will sit in the mountain of the covenant, in the sides of the north. 14 I will ascend above the height of the clouds, I will be like the most High. 15 But yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, into the depth of the pit.
The first and primary goal of Satan is to become a god and take the true God’s place. The first and primary reason Lucifer/Satan was cast out is because of Satan’s attempted coup d'etat again God. The Mormon belief that they will become gods is the will and plan of Satan. Absolutely every single denomination of Satanism espouses the desire, belief, and plan that it’s members become gods after death. Self deification, exaltation, or becoming a god is the first and primary goal of every single denomination of Satanism. Not one single denomination of Christianity has ever espoused the desire, belief, and plan that it’s members become gods; NOT ONE. Mormonism is a denomination of Satanism that blasphemes the word of God, lies to everyone, and obeys the will of Satan while pretending to be Christian just to fool ignorant people into being condemned to Hell. Please explain, without calling the word of God a lie, how Mormons believing they will become gods is not Satanism?
Great video and theories. Keep in mind, the temperatures then were alot different than they are now. It was a warmer climate then and didn't change much until we got the little ice age in which the early saints had to deal with. Weather climates naturally change over time as we know it became much colder during the 16, 17 and 18 hundreds.
Help me understand your view on Alma 50:11
- to me Mormon is describing a line separating the Land of Zarahemla and the Land of Nephi, that goes from a "west sea", which if I'm understanding right is Lake Michigan, past the head of the river Sidon.
I am not a scholar but what I have read you are right they
would not have known about Hanukkah but the menorah
was used in temples dating back to 1000 BCE http://jewish-art.org/menorah.html
Amazing!!!! I didn't need this information for my testimony but WOW, what amazing facts which proves the Book of Mormon to be true. One could always choose to doubt but when the spirit has born witness then we cannot deny the proof.
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Incredible LDS Conversion of a Librarian at the Vaticanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbQ_cTZjUAU
If Nephites would have left the old world before 400 BC, they would have no idea about the hanukka.
Verified through revelation is the same as verified through assertion.
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You err in your following 2nd hand reports. You VERBALLY state Zelph was killed in one of the last battles with the Lamanites. You say this because it states that Zelph was killed in the last battle between the Nephites and Lamanites IN RECENT History of the Church editions; pretty much echoing what Heber C. Kimball wrote in the Times and Seasons. But unfortunately those 2nd hand accounts have made a grievous mistake. The original Joseph Smith writings say that Zelph was killed during "A" battle with the Lamanites... NOT the LAST battle. The 1909 copy of the History of the Church says it correctly ("A" battle). You can see how easily something written can be bastardized... for you yourself even did it in your narration by saying "ONE of the last battles" instead of the equally incorrect "LAST battle" presented in current editions of the History of the Church; instead of the CORRECT version ("A" battle with the Lamanites) from Joseph Smiths diary. BIG difference. Don't beat yourself up over it tho. Seems Bro. Kimball got the wording wrong too, or maybe it was the typesetter who put those words to print for the Times and Seasons. I go with Josephs ORIGINAL version.
Zarahemla.... No. Not the ancient site. Like you I agree its too long of a subject to go into one way or another. But a nice name for a new FUTURE city. :)
Manti: Another great name for a future city. :: ahem :: (Utah)
Sidon is NOT the Mississippi River... but instead is the Montaro River in South America. Why? How? What the? Alma 16:6: Lamanites will cross the river from the south (River must run East to West for that to happen). But then the scripture says the Nephites MUST meet them EAST of the River Sidon. Okkkkkkk? That means the Sidon river now runs North and South. Hmmmm. East and West....North and South. THEN... (If that ain't confusing enough) Moroni says... Alma 42: 32 he concealed his armies WEST of the River Sidon. WTHeck? A river running N & S.... with armies E .. yet being W all the while being attacked from crossing the River Sidon from the south. Makes ZERO sense until you realize that the Montaro River in South America looks like a huge FISH HOOK. If you are in that fish hook loop... the River Sidon is on your east side... and your south side as well as your west side. THAT was the ancient land and city of MANTI. :: phew ::
My work is done here. (maybe)
Starting with the Hill Cumorah is really the wrong place to start. Why you ask? Start from the beginning.. not the end. Show us where they landed coming from Bountiful in the Arabian Desert.
You should do a video about the Mountain Meadows Massacre and today's government funded FLDS, the original mormons, the real Saints.
In the book of Mormon, the distances are a few days walk. Does that fit this model? Also it mentions heat but never refer to snow nor harsh winters as it happens in these area.
Until you have solid evidence of what the book claims for itself, tying people and place together, this is all just speculation. There are a lot of theories by people who want to believe in the book. I know a fellow who claimed the Caribbean was a land mass and the "narrow neck," Florida. The Land Southward is under water now. So, he says, Book of Mormon archeology remains at the bottom of the sea. Orson Pratt, an early Mormon apostle, claimed the narrow neck was the isthmus of Panama and the Land Northward, North America, and the Land Southward, South America. Nothing to sustain that idea. Zero real archeological evidence to support the book's claims. The simplest explanation: C.S. Lewis called it an "imitation Bible." Many believe it because of its Bible-like teachings. But its main purpose among the LDS is as a prop to support the claims of Joseph Smith, who, with his "revelations" taught a gnostic doctrine to which he added polygamy and the rituals of freemasonry--contrary to the Book of Mormon. That creates a split psyche in the LDS trying to balance out contradictory aspects of their belief system.