1 Nephi 16:11 — LeGrand Baker — “we did follow the directions of the ball”

1 Nephi 16:11 

11 And it came to pass that we did gather together whatsoever things we should carry into the wilderness, and all the remainder of our provisions which the Lord had given unto us; and we did take seed of every kind that we might carry into the wilderness.

There has been a great deal of research about the course Lehi and his family traveled along the Red Sea. Much of this has shown that the author of First Nephi had a first-hand knowledge of that area, and that the Prophet Joseph could not have had access to that information even if he had used the finest libraries in the United States and Europe. Nephi’s description of the geography through which he traveled is just one more evidence of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.{1}


{1} For discussions of Lehi’s travels, see, Lynn M. Hilton and Hope A. Hilton, Discovering Lehi (Springville, Ut., Cedar Fort, Incorporated, 1969).
S. Kent Brown and Peter Johnson, Journey of Faith, from Jerusalem to the Promised Land (Provo, Utah, The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, BYU, 2006).

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