Friday, March 2, 2012

Looking at a Description of the Land of Promise-Part II

Continuing from the last post, the map shown here is representative of relative distances from the different locations within an overall Land Northward. It is not meant to be exact, or dimensionally correct. It is only meant to show relative locations.

First of all, the passage in Ether 9:3, states that eastward of the Hill Shim “where the Nephites were destroyed.”

How far eastward we are not told, for the passage reads: “and from thence eastward, and came to a place which was called, Ablom, by the seashore.” All this verse states is that the place called Ablom was by the seashore—not the Hill Shim. And that Ablom was to the east of the Hill Shim.

This hill Shim was in the Land of Antum and the location where Ammaron deposited the plates later obtained by Mormon. Moroni tells us that the Jaredite king Omer passed by the hill of Shim with his family on his way to Ablom, implying that the hill was near where the Nephites were destroyed.

However, even if we want to place the Hill Shim near the east sea, that has nothing to do with Coriantumr, nor the final battle of the Jaredites, for that took place near the Hill Ramah, in a place called Ogath, which was the same as the Hill Cumorah to the Nephites (Ether 15:10-11). Thus, the Jaredites fought their civil war around the Hill Ramah until only a few were left, then the remnant of Coriantumr’s army fled and were overtaken after a day (Ether 15:28-29), and the final battle ended with Coriantumr killing Shiz (15:30).

Now the location of where Coriantumr killed Shiz was about a day’s fast march in some direction from the Hill Ramah. We might assume southward, since just before this last battle, they were fighting near the waters of Ripliancum, which would be far to the north.

As for the Land Southward in Simiskey's map (left below), the map on the right is far more accurate regarding Mormon's description.

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