Denise, you are correct that the water flow NOW is tiny and none of us would call it a "river." The article, however, was pointing out through photos and commentary by a scientist that the valley has the unmistakable traces of a large and long-lasting river. Granite does not weather easily. So when Nephi describes it as a river, flowing constantly, we can still see the evidence today that in pre-modern times it was.
I found this very interesting. I am amazed at the amount of research has gone into this and that you could find these places just from the Book of Mormon. I realize that you go much deeper than I do, but to me it is fascinating. I really enjoy reading these kind of things. Thank you
First let me say I am amazed at the time and effort that has been put into finding the possible directions of Lehi's journey as well as the many place Nephi talks about that they stopped. My question is this, what are we to gain be knowing the route the took or this many places or is it what some have choose to do while on this earth. I do not want anyone to think I am down playing the work that has been down.
When reading this account I had to laugh about the size of the river. My daughter grew up in Mesa AZ. When she moved to the Eastern U.S. she was amazed at how big a river really is. What we refer to here as river is often time not much more than a creek.
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