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Old 11-07-2013, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Katzpur View Post
Well, for starters, it wasn't anywhere close to an entire "lost tribe." It was two to three dozen (probably closer to two) individuals from two families (plus one single unrelated male). We believe they were Israelites, descendants of Joseph who was sold into Egypt.

They were definitely not the principal ancestors of the American Indians. We believe them to have been among a number of different ancestors of some American Indians.

The Book of Mormon doesn't state where the events described in it took place. We believe it was somewhere in the Western Hemisphere, but that's about all we really know from what the book itself says. Most LDS scholars today are of the opinion that much of the book takes place in either Central America or Mexico, but this is essentially just speculation based on a variety of things (such as descriptions of the topography in the book) etc. Also, the main events in the book took place over a period of about 1000 years, so there would undoubtedly have been a certain amount of movement from place to place during that extensive a period of time.
Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:30 PM
Location: Salt Lake City
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Originally Posted by bartstarr1960 View Post
I even found an article and I swear on The Bible I did know this article existed until after Julian658 brought up how I could be Northern European. 2003 The Children of Lehi: DNA and the Book of Mormon FAIR
Interesting stuff, huh?
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