Nahom, a proper name given as the burial place of Ishmael in 1 Nephi 16:34, compellingly correlates archaeologically, geographically, and historically to the site of Nehem on the Arabian peninsula. However, as this article exhibits, some of the linguistic and etymological evidence given to connect the Book of Mormon Nahom to the Arabian Nehem is somewhat problematic.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ricks, Stephen D.
"On Lehi's Trail: Nahom, Ishmael's Burial Place,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 20
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol20/iss1/5