Mughsayl: Another Candidate for Land Bountiful

Title

Mughsayl: Another Candidate for Land Bountiful

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2007

Authors

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

48-59, 97

Volume

16

Issue

2

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Bibliographic Citation

Phillips, Wm. Revell. "Mughsayl: Another Candidate for Land Bountiful" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 16. 2007:48-59, 97.

Abstract

Adding to three previous sites proposed as Nephi’s Bountiful, Phillips argues in defense of another candidate—Mughsayl. He evaluates all the candidates and describes the corresponding areas. He proposes that Lehi and his family were not alone during their travels or time in Bountiful and lists ten reasons in support of his proposal of Mughsayl as the land of Bountiful. The merits of Mughsayl include its tributaries, its ability to sustain a large herd of camels and other domesticated animals, and its location on a trade route between Salalah and the Hadramaut region of Yemen.

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