Ancient Near East, Arabia, Lehi's Journey, Book of Mormon, Isaiah, Lehi
The lengthy sojourn of Lehi’s family in the Arabian desert invites the almost inevitable question whether circumstances forced family members to live in the service of tribesmen either for protection or for food. In my view, enough clues exist in the Book of Mormon—they have to be assembled—to bring one to conclude that the family lived for a time in a servile condition, a situation that apparently entailed suffering and conflict.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Brown, S. Kent
"A Case for Lehi's Bondage in Arabia,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 6
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol6/iss2/9