Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
Ancient Near East, Lehi's Journey
The account of the journey of Lehi’s family through the wilderness mentions one local name, Nahom, where Ishmael was buried. The discovery of the tribal name NHM on three altars from the seventh and sixth centuries BC provides a likely location for that stopping point on their trip. This site is located at the bend of the incense trail that went in the opposite direction of Lehi’s group—westward to NHM and then turning northward.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Brown, Kent S.
"New Light: Nahom and the Eastward Turn,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 12:
1, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol12/iss1/15