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!”

Book of Mormon Geography

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”

Three Fall Festivals

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”

Festivals of Spring

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”

Law of Moses in the Book of Mormon

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”