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As the ancient prophet Mormon edited the scriptural texts that would become the Book of Mormon, he must have had a map in his mind of the places and physical features that comprised the setting for the events described in that book.
Mormon’s Map is Book of Mormon scholar John Sorenson’s reconstruction of that mental map solely from information gleaned from the text after years of intensive study. He describes his method; establishes the overall shape of Book of Mormon lands; sorts out details of topography, distance, direction, climate, and civilization; and treats issues of historical geography.
The resultant map will facilitate analysis of geography-related issues in the Book of Mormon narrative and also be of help in evaluating theories about where in the real world the Nephite lands were located.
© 2000 by John L. Sorenson
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
Religion | Religious Education
Sorenson, John L., "Mormon's Map" (2000). Maxwell Institute Publications. 54.