Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon - F. Richard Hauck, Study Guide, Hardcover
Deseret Book Co.
9780875791289 | 978-0-87579-128-9
087579128X | 0-87579-128-X
F. Richard Hauck
Where did Helaman's two thousand stripling warriors battle the Lamanites? Where in the Americas did the Savior appear after his resurrection? Scriptural history becomes more alive and real to the reader as professional archaeologist F. Richard Hauck identifies specific locations in southern Mexico and Guatemala as possible Book of Mormon sites. Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon relates present-day towns and cities to Book of Mormon locations, including Zarahemla, Nephi, Bountiful, Manti, Gideon, and Ammonihah. More that fifty maps and charts are included.Dr. Hauck, a professional archaeologist, first constructed a geographical model based only on descriptions specifically stated in the Book of Mormon. Only after he had reconstructed the settlement systems into an abstract, geometric model did he attempt to identify Book of Mormon settings as actual locations in the Americas. The model was then taken into the field, where ancient ruins were located that correlate with ancient settlements and fortifications described in the Book of Mormon.Deciphering the Geography of the Book of Mormon is a study guide for those wanting to better understand the geography and history of the Book of Mormon. It will also be of great interest to those desiring a rigorous scientific approach to the settlement and route networks described in this important book of scripture.