Part 6: "Out of Obscurity"


Part 6: "Out of Obscurity"

Book Title

Lehi and Sariah in Arabia: The Old World Setting of the Book of Mormon

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Xlibris Publishing


Bloomington, IN

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Bibliographic Citation

Aston, Warren P. "Part 6: "Out of Obscurity"" In Lehi and Sariah in Arabia: The Old World Setting of the Book of Mormon, 156–186. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Publishing, 2015.


When the final history of this dispensation is written, how the Book of Mormon began to emerge from obscurity will surely be one of its most fascinating stories. Since it was first published, the real-world setting of the Book of Mormon has been a source of fascination and speculation for all who believed they were reading an actual history. While most read the book for its doctrines and principles, the book’s claim to be an actual historical record has ensured that its textual and real-world details will, rightfully, be closely scrutinized.

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