I was very pleased to review a new DVD called, ‘Lehi In Arabia‘. It is a feature length documentary about recent research into key specific sites in the Middle East that add plausibility to the Book of Mormon being an authentic historical record.
The two sites involved include the place that was called ‘Nahom’ which was a specific spot in the Book of Mormon where Ishmael died, and the land called Bountiful which is where Nephi built the ship. The researchers believe that they have found these two important sites, and this DVD documents their efforts and findings. If you have heard something about the place ‘NHM’ or of Khor Kharfot as a potential Bountiful location and would like to know more, this is the DVD for you.
This film is both devotional and scientific, which I feel members of the church will appreciate. I particularly liked the objectivity of dismissing site after potential site for not meeting the scriptural descriptions of Bountiful until a unique and plausible site was found. I also liked the fact that they utilized scripture for the scope of their efforts.
I feel that serious archaeological research regarding the Book of Mormon is just scratching the surface (if even that), but this effort is the deepest scratch. I recommend this DVD for anyone interested in Book of Mormon Studies.