Were There Two Cumorahs?

Title

Were There Two Cumorahs?

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1995

Authors

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

260-268

Volume

4

Issue

1

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Bibliographic Citation

Sperry, Sidney B. "Were There Two Cumorahs?" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 4. 1995:260-268.

Abstract

No one doubts that the hill where Joseph Smith received the plates is known as Cumorah, but is the hill where the final battles between the Nephites and Lamanites took place another Cumorah? The book of Ether tells us that Omer traveled to this place of the last battles of the Nephites, and that the relatively short duration of this journey would not account for the three thousand miles from Middle America to New York. A similar journey was undertaken by Limhi’s men, of equally short duration. The description of the geographical features around the final battle site is also at odds with the topography of present-day Cumorah.

Hill Cumorah
Topography

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