The Book of Mormon land is in the US and not in South America

Theory that many support

bm landAlthough evidence does not 100% validate this theory, there are many who believe it. A good book to read about this subject is “This Land: They Came From the East” by Wayne N. May. May claims that the events told in the Book of Mormon took place in the northeastern area of the United States.

Joseph Smith also seemed to believe that the United States was the Book of Mormon land. 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 Zion’s Camp march to be the bones of a Lamanite whose name was Zelph and who had died in one of the last battles.

Of course, there is also evidence, good theory and Joseph Smith quotes that places the events in Central America. The final verdict – we don’t know for sure.

Book of Mormon took place in U.S.
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  • April 4, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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    Book of Mormon Student Manual Religion 121 and 122, page 136, Ether 1-5, Chapter 48, Commentary on Ether 2:7-10. This is an authoritative statement that the hill Cumorah (to the Nephites) and the hill Ramah (to the Jaredites) is the same. This does not give definite boundaries or size of the promised land or how it looked at the time but a definite spot where some very significant events occurred in North America. Another interesting scripture is Omni 1, specifically Omni 1:13-22.

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