The Book of Mormon is more than a historical record of two ancient civilizations, it is also a record of the visit of Jesus Christ to His New World flock after His death and resurrection. Thus, the ground He walked in the new world is just as sacred as the ground He walked in the old world. It is no wonder so many people keep searching for it. Yet, even if all our efforts prove vain, it is the whisperings of the Holy Ghost that will testify of its truthfulness, not walking the ground the Savior once walked. Even so, the search continues, for that sacred land obviously existed someplace. The first clues to the location of those elusive lands comes from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon where we learn that the Book of Mormon is the stick of Joseph, that portion of Israel whose branches extended “over the wall”(Genesis 49:22), and that the first family carrying Joseph’s seed over the wall was the family of Lehi. Thus, identifying Joseph’s covenant land is imperative in any search for the lost lands of the Book of Mormon, with enough scriptural evidence pointing unavoidably to America.
But where in the Promised Land of America was Book of Mormon territory?Each of the articles included on this website is designed to bring the focus of Book of Mormon geography back to the lands around Cumorah in the promised land of America. DNA leads in that direction; a reformed form of Egyptian Hieroglyphics found among the northeastern Amerindian tribes leads in that direction. Even the lands around Cumorah lead in that direction, for the western New York landscape matches the geographical descriptions found in the Book of Mormon perfectly. Watch the video belowand see if you don’t agree. Follow the Jaredites, Mulekites, and Nephites from their entrance into the Promised Land to their ultimate doom around the Hill Ramah/Cumorah. and note just how perfectly the western New York setting fits the geographical setting described in the Book of Mormon. Moreover, the complicated references to a narrow neck of land and a narrow pass can also finally be resolved, as can the identity of the sea that divided the land and other landmarks noted in the Book of Mormon. In fact, so many things fit together so perfectly that one cannot help but wonder if the lost lands of the Book of Mormon have not been found at last, a region not more than 80 miles from the Hill Cumorah itself, the only known landmark we have of that ancient time in history.
Learn who else arrived in America during Book of Mormon times and what ties they had to the house of Israel and the great Hopewell civilization that grew up alongside the Nephites, and the influence they had on the Nephites living in Zarahemla.
© Phyllis C. Olive