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Joshua EricksonSeptember 23, 2020

An excellent article! I am persuaded that Rosh Hashanah is a better setting for the timing of Lehi's departure than my previous assumption, which was Passover. One interesting clue perhaps, which I just noticed, is that they reach the Land Bountiful 8 years after leaving Jerusalem (1 Ne 17:4). This could be understood as exactly 8 years (or nearly exactly). If they left Jerusalem around Rosh Hashanah, this would put them arriving at Bountiful around then too. This is an intriguing possibility because the next verse mentions fruit and honey! Shana Tovah!

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