BYU Studies, Nephi, Book of Mormon
In his exhaustively reasoned paper “Dating the Departure of Lehi from Jerusalem,” Jeffrey Chadwick moved the discussion of the timing of the Lehite departure significantly further. Those like myself, who have long assumed that the Book of Mormon’s dating for the departure (about six hundred years before Christ’s birth) is simply a round, approximate number, now have additional reasons to see that the dating may, in fact, be literal and that a definitive year for the event might be within reach.
Aston, Warren P.
"Into Arabia: Lehi and Sariah’s Escape from Jerusalem,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 58:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol58/iss4/4