Recreated Temple mound at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, rising 17′ tall and 223′ x 178′ at the base, the mound was the center of all village activities.
The Heartland Model for the Book of Mormon, places Lehi’s landing near the Florida panhandle. In this new model, North America is the site where all Book of Mormon events took place. Relying heavily on the research of non-Mormon scholars, the Heartland Model recently got a boost from Philip Beale, a retired Royal Navy officer.Continue reading “Voyage!”
After crossing Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois as part of Zion’s Camp in 1834, Joseph wrote a letter to his wife Emma. He described “wandering over the plains of the Nephites, recounting occasionally the history of the Book of Mormon, roving over the mounds of that once beloved people of the Lord, picking up their skullsContinue reading “Book of Mormon Geography”
The Book of Mormon people lived the Law of Moses and celebrated the festivals. Described in Leviticus 23, the fall feasts are the Feast of Trumpets (now called Rosh Hashanah), the Day of Atonement (known as Yom Kippur) and the Feast of Tabernacles. Coinciding with the agricultural harvest, these feasts are symbolic of the spiritualContinue reading “Three Fall Festivals”
Paul taught that “the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ…” and truly the festivals of the Mosiac law are rich in symbolism of Jesus Christ, and His infinite atonement. I will discuss four of the spring festivals here. Three spring festivals are held in Abib (now called Nisan), the first month ofContinue reading “Festivals of Spring”
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandethContinue reading ““Prepare a way…””
And we did observe to keep the judgements, the statutes, and the commandments of the Lord in all things, according to the law of Moses. (2 Ne. 5:10) Nephi and his brothers returned to Jerusalem to get the brass plates which contained the law of Moses. It is clear in the Book of Mormon thatContinue reading “Law of Moses in the Book of Mormon”