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Come Follow Me 2020: Alma 17-22
Ammon and King Lamoni, by Scott M. Snow. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org
Ammon and King Lamoni, by Scott M. Snow. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Scripture Block

Alma 17–22

June 22–28. “I Will Make an Instrument of Thee”

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Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a multimedia, day by day plan. Each day's assignment includes the required scripture passages from the Come Follow Me curriculum, as well as suggestions for additional resources to bring context and understanding to your study. If you are looking to dive deep into your study, skip down to "Additional Resources" for a selected bibliography of articles, books, and chapters on Alma 17–22.

Monday

  • Scripture: Alma 17:1–17
  • Chart: Missionary Work
  • Quote: “Why did the trials of these sons of Mosiah strengthen their faith and commitment rather than cause them to murmur or doubt? The key is that ‘they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for they were men of a sound understanding and they had searched the scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God.’ We will all face trials and have questions, but remember that we must be ‘continually holding fast to the rod of iron.’ ‘The words of Christ will tell [us] all things what [we] should do.’ We must make scripture study a daily part of our lives, as this will open doors of revelation.”
    Martino, James B. “Turn to Him and Answers Will Come.” General Conference October 2015.
  • Quote: “…When we feel love for God’s children, we are given opportunities to help them in their journey back to His presence.
    “The missionary experiences of the sons of Mosiah … help us understand how to become instruments in God’s hands. ‘And it came to pass that they journeyed many days in the wilderness’ (Alma 17:9). We must be willing to journey. The sons of Mosiah were willing to step outside their surroundings and do that which was uncomfortable. … God has asked us to journey, go on missions, accept callings, invite someone to church, or help someone in need.”
    Clarke, Don R. “Becoming Instruments in the Hands of God.” General Conference October 2006.

Tuesday

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Wednesday

  • Scripture: Alma 18:1–43
  • Quote: “In a similar way, the Lord will help his modern-day servants perceive the thoughts or feelings of those they are teaching. This perception may not be as dramatic as in the case with king Lamoni, but the Lord ‘knows all the thoughts and intents of the heart’ (Alma 18:32). I remember many times as a young missionary when the Lord would help me perceive the lack of understanding, the questioning, or the rejection of our teachings on the part of those we were instructing. They did not have to say anything—we could discern it by the Spirit. The spirit of discernment can enable one to be a more effective teacher and servant of the Lord. Such was the case with Ammon”
    Williams, Clyde J. “Instruments in the Hands of God.” Essay. In The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, 98. Salt Lake City, UT: Greg Kofford Books, 1991.
  • Quote: “Consider the experience of King Lamoni. Though he had unfettered power, great earthly treasures, and servants to wait on him hand and foot, he lived in spiritual darkness. When he was willing to permit Ammon to teach him the gospel, a most remarkable thing occurred: Lamoni ‘fell unto the earth, as if he were dead’ ‘Ammon knew that king Lamoni was under the power of God; he knew that the dark veil of unbelief was being cast away from his mind, and the light which did light up his mind, … was the light of the glory of God, … yea, this light had infused such joy into his soul’
    “Only the glory of God and the light of life everlasting produce a joy profound enough to overwhelm one completely and to eliminate ‘the dark veil of unbelief.’”
    Jensen, Virginia U. “Lead, Kindly Light.” General Conference October 2000.

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Thursday

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Friday

  • Scripture: Alma 20:1–30
  • Quote: “It is significant that it was not Ammon’s strength or his ability to speak which had the greatest effect upon Lamoni’s father. Rather, it was the great love Ammon showed for Lamoni, even being willing to defend him from physical harm, which so deeply affected Lamoni’s father. ... Love has the effect of opening the hearts of individuals. In the Lord’s instructions through the prophet Joseph Smith, we are taught that love is among those characteristics which qualify one for the work of teaching the gospel (see D&C 4:5). The more we allow love to permeate our service to the Lord the more successful our efforts will be”
    Williams, Clyde J. “Instruments in the Hands of God.” Essay. In The Book of Mormon: Alma, the Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, 101. Salt Lake City, UT: Greg Kofford Books, 1991.
  • Video: What Did it Mean to be “King Over All the Land”? (1:14)

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Saturday

Sunday

  • Scripture: Alma 22:1–26
  • Quote: “When you touch the hearts of people you serve, you won’t do everything exactly the way Aaron did. But you will do some of the same things. You will try to help them feel that God loves them by the way you treat them. You will be humble so that they are more likely to choose to be meek and lowly of heart. You will teach the word of God, when the Spirit prompts you, in a way that testifies of God’s love for them and their need for the atonement of Jesus Christ. And you will teach them commandments they can keep. That is why, when you go into the mission field, you learn to commit those you teach to pray or to read the Book of Mormon or to come with you to a sacrament meeting or to be baptized. You know that when they keep commandments they plant the seed. And you know that it will grow, their souls will be expanded, and that when that happens their faith will increase.”
    Eyring, Henry B. “To Touch a Life with Faith.” General Conference October 1995.
  • Quote: “Now I want you, my brethren, to hear again this humble man’s words: 'I will give away all my sins to know thee.' Brethren, each of us must surrender our sins if we are to really know Christ. For we do not know Him until we become like Him. There are some, like this king, who must pray until they, too, have 'a wicked spirit rooted' from them so they can find the same joy. Attaining a righteous and virtuous life is within the capability of any one of us if we will earnestly seek for it. If we do not have these character traits, the Lord has told us that we should ‘ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.’”
    Benson, Ezra Taft. “What Manner of Men Ought We to Be?” General Conference October 1983.
  • Scripture: Alma 22:27–35
  • Video: Why Did Mormon Give So Many Details About Geography? (1:12)
  • Chart: Ten Essential Features of Book of Mormon Geography

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Additional Resources (Bibliography)

Alma 17

Hansen, Jr., Gerald. “The Book of Alma as a Prototype for Teaching the Word of God.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 263–280. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Larsen, Val. “In His Footsteps: Ammon 1 and Ammon 2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 3 (2013): 85–113.

Line, C. Robert. “’With Power and Authority of God’: Principles of Missionary Success.” In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, edited by Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift, 211–222. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University/Deseret Book, 2007.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Flashbacks in the Book of Alma.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 30.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Nephite and Lamanite Kings.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 32.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “From Nephi to Zarahemla: The Missionary Journeys of Mosiah's Sons.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 158.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Twelve Journeys between the Cities of Nephi and Zarahemla.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 153.

Williams, Clyde J. “Instruments in the Hands of God: The Message of Alma 17-27.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 89–105. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Alma 17:22–23

S. Kent Brown. “Sojourn, Dwell, and Stay: Terms of Servitude.” In From Jerusalem to Zarahemla: Literary and Historical Studies of the Book of Mormon, 55–74. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998.

Alma 17:24–25

Book of Mormon Central. “How Does the Book of Mormon Use an Ancient Storytelling Technique? (Alma 17:24–25).” KnoWhy 414 (March 8, 2018).

Alma 17:26

Hoskisson, Paul Y. “What’s in a Name? Sebus.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 32, no. 1 (2012): 3–4.

Alma 17:37–39

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did the Servants Present Lamoni with the Arms of His Enemies? (Alma 17:39).” KnoWhy 125 (June 20, 2016).

Lundquist, John M., and John W. Welch. “Ammon and Cutting Off the Arms of Enemies.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 180-182. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Yerman, Bruce H. “Ammon and the Mesoamerican Custom of Smiting off Arms.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8, no. 1 (1999): 44-47, 78-79.

Alma 18

Hansen, Jr., Gerald. “The Book of Alma as a Prototype for Teaching the Word of God.” In The Book of Mormon: Alma, The Testimony of the Word, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 263–280. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992.

Larsen, Val. “In His Footsteps: Ammon 1 and Ammon 2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 3 (2013): 85–113.

Line, C. Robert. “’With Power and Authority of God’: Principles of Missionary Success.” In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, edited by Gaye Strathearn and Charles Swift, 211–222. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University/Deseret Book, 2007.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “From Nephi to Zarahemla: The Missionary Journeys of Mosiah's Sons.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 158.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Missionary Work.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 109.

Alma 18:2–6

Grover, Jr., Jerry D. “Nephite ‘Great Spirit’ Religion and the Amalekite Religion.” In Evidence of the Nehor Religion in Mesoamerica, 65–72. Provo, UT: Challex Scientific Publishing, 2017.

Alma 18:9–10

Ash, Michael R. “Anachronisms: The Wrong Things at the Wrong Time.” In Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony In the Face of Criticism and Doubt, 145-170. 2nd ed. Redding, CA: FairMormon, 2013.

Book of Mormon Central. “What is the Nature and Use of Chariots in the Book of Mormon? (Alma 18:9).” KnoWhy 126 (June 21, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Are Horses Mentioned in the Book of Mormon? (Enos 1:21).” KnoWhy 75 (April 11, 2016).

Cheesman, Paul R. “The Wheel in Ancient America.” BYU Studies Quarterly 9, no. 2 (1968): 185–197.

Hamblin, William J. “Basic Methodological Problems with the Anti-Mormon Approach to the Geography and Archaeology of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 161-197.

Johnson, Daniel. “’’Hard’ Evidence of Ancient American Horses.” BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 3 (2015): 149-179.

Rappleye, Neal. “A Scientist Looks at Book of Mormon Anachronisms.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 10 (2014): 123-131.

Roper, Matthew. “Deer as ‘Goat’ and Pre-Columbian Domesticate.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 26, no. 6 (2006): 2–3.

Sorenson, John L. “Once More: The Horse.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 98-100. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Sorenson, John L. “Out of the Dust.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 76-77, 80.

Alma 18:36

Goodman, Michael A. “The Creation: An Introduction to Our Relationship to God.” Religious Educator 8, no. 3 (2007): 15–29.

Alma 19

Call, Michael J. “Reading Competency in the Book of Mormon: Abish and Other Model Readers.” BYU Studies Quarterly 56, no. 2 (2017): 59–70.

Larsen, Val. “In His Footsteps: Ammon 1 and Ammon 2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 3 (2013): 85–113.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “From Nephi to Zarahemla: The Missionary Journeys of Mosiah's Sons.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 158.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Missionary Work.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 109.

Alma 19:6

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Are People Exhausted by Powerful Spiritual Experiences? (Alma 19:6).” KnoWhy 460 (August 21, 2018).

Bowen, Matthew L. “Nephi’s Good Inclusio.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 17 (2016): 181–195.

Alma 19:12, 30, 36

Calabro, David. “’Stretch Forth Thy Hand and Prophesy’: Hand Gestures in the Book of Mormon.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 21, no. 1 (2012): 46–59.

Alma 19:13

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “People to Whom Jesus Christ or the Angel of the Lord Appeared.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 41.

Alma 19:16

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Was Abish Mentioned by Name? (Alma 19:16).” KnoWhy 127 (June 22, 2016).

Bowen, Matthew L. “Father is a Man: The Remarkable Mention of the name Abish in Alma 19:16 and Its Narrative Context.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 14 (2015): 77–93.

Bowen, Donna Lee, and Camille S. Williams. “Women in the Book of Mormon.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Edited by Daniel H. Ludlow. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

(Abish) Tvedtnes, John A., John Gee, and Matthew Roper. “Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 40–51, 78–79.

Williams, Camille S., and Donna Lee Bowen. “Ordinary People in the Book of Mormon.” Ensign 22, no. 1 (1992): 36–39.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Women in the Book of Mormon.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 108.

Alma 19:17

Book of Mormon Central. “What Can We Learn From Abish’s Member-missionary Work? (Alma 19:17).” KnoWhy 374 (October 19, 2017).

Alma 19:29

Book of Mormon Central. “What Does the Abish Story Signal About the Resurrection? (Alma 19:29).” KnoWhy 449 (July 12, 2018).

Alma 19:36

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Nephite Authors Use Repetitive Resumption? (Alma 19:36).” KnoWhy 415 (March 13, 2018).

Alma 20

Larsen, Val. “In His Footsteps: Ammon 1 and Ammon 2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 3 (2013): 85–113.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “From Nephi to Zarahemla: The Missionary Journeys of Mosiah's Sons.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 158.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Missionary Work.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 109.

Alma 20:2

(Muloki) Tvedtnes, John A., John Gee, and Matthew Roper. “Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9, no. 1 (2000): 40–51, 78–79.

Line, C. Robert. “The Middoni Principle.” Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 1, no. 1 (2000): 47–52.

Alma 20:6

Ash, Michael R. “Anachronisms: The Wrong Things at the Wrong Time.” In Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony In the Face of Criticism and Doubt, 145-170. 2nd ed. Redding, CA: FairMormon, 2013.

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Are Horses Mentioned in the Book of Mormon? (Enos 1:21).” KnoWhy 75 (April 11, 2016).

Cheesman, Paul R. “The Wheel in Ancient America.” BYU Studies Quarterly 9, no. 2 (1968): 185–197.

Hamblin, William J. “Basic Methodological Problems with the Anti-Mormon Approach to the Geography and Archaeology of the Book of Mormon.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2, no. 1 (1993): 161-197.

Johnson, Daniel. “’’Hard’ Evidence of Ancient American Horses.” BYU Studies Quarterly 54, no. 3 (2015): 149-179.

Rappleye, Neal. “A Scientist Looks at Book of Mormon Anachronisms.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 10 (2014): 123-131.

Roper, Matthew. “Deer as ‘Goat’ and Pre-Columbian Domesticate.” Insights: A Window on the Ancient World 26, no. 6 (2006): 2–3.

Sorenson, John L. “Once More: The Horse.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 98-100. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Sorenson, John L. “Out of the Dust.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10, no. 1 (2001): 76-77, 80.

Alma 20:8

Book of Mormon Central. “What Did it Mean to be “King Over All the Land”? (Alma 20:8).” KnoWhy 128 (June 23, 2016).

Alma 20:30

Bowen, Matthew L. “’If Ye Will Hearken’: Lehi’s Rhetorical Wordplay on Ishmael in 2 Nephi 1:28–29 and Its Implications.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 25 (2017): 157–189.

Alma 21

Conkling, J. Christopher. “Alma’s Enemies: The Case of the Lamanites, Amlicites, and Mysterious Amalekites.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14, no. 1 (2005): 108–117, 130-132.

Larsen, Val. “In His Footsteps: Ammon 1 and Ammon 2.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 3 (2013): 85–113.

McCurty, Benjamin. “The Amlicites and Amalekites: Are They the Same People?” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 25 (2017): 269–281.

Thompson, A. Keith. “Apostate Religion in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 25 (2017): 191–226.

Thompson, A. Keith. “Nephite Insights into Israelite Worship Practices before the Babylonian Captivity.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 3 (2013): 155–195.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Flashbacks in the Book of Alma.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 30.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “From Nephi to Zarahemla: The Missionary Journeys of Mosiah's Sons.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 158.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Missionary Work.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 109.

Alma 21:10–12

Bowen, Matthew L. “’If Ye Will Hearken’: Lehi’s Rhetorical Wordplay on Ishmael in 2 Nephi 1:28–29 and Its Implications.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 25 (2017): 157–189.

Alma 21:13

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Mormon Include Flashbacks in His Narrative? (Alma 21:13).” KnoWhy 129 (June 24, 2016).

Alma 21:12–14

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Legal Cases and Procedures in the Book of Mormon.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 121.

Alma 22

Thompson, A. Keith. “Apostate Religion in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 25 (2017): 191–226.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “From Nephi to Zarahemla: The Missionary Journeys of Mosiah's Sons.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 158.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Missionary Work.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 109.

Alma 22:22

Tvedtnes, John A. “Raised by a Handclasp.” In The Most Correct Book: Insights from a Book of Mormon Scholar, 215–218. Salt Lake City: Cornerstone Publishing, 1999.

Alma 22:27–33

Andersen, Joe V. Book of Mormon Objective Geographic Standard No. 2: Relationships of City Bountiful, Mulek, the East Sea, and Zarahemla., 2015.

Hamblin, William J. “Directions in Hebrew, Egyptian, and Nephite Language.” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 183–186. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.

Jones, Clifford P. “The Record of My Father.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 32 (2019): 9–32.

Smith, Gregory L. “’From the Sea East Even to the Sea West’: Thoughts on a Proposed Book of Mormon Chiasm Describing Geography in Alma 22:27.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 19 (2016): 355–382.

Spackman, Randall P. Verses in the Book of Mormon with Potential Geographical Relevance. Self-Published, 2003.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Ten Essential Features of Book of Mormon Geography.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 149.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Geographical Names Listed Alphabetically.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 150.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Geographical Names Listed by Scripture Reference.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 151.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Plausible Locations in Mesoamerica for Book of Mormon Places.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 160.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Mesoamerica.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 161.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Archaeological Sites in Mesoamerica.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 162.

Alma 22:32

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Mormon Give So Many Details About Geography? (Alma 22:32).” KnoWhy 130 (June 27, 2016).

Roper, Matthew. “Travel Across the ‘Narrow Neck of Land.” Insights: A Window to the Ancient World 20, no. 5 (2000): 2.

Sorenson, John L. “’A Day and a Half's Journey for a Nephite.’” In Reexploring the Book of Mormon, edited by John W. Welch, 187–188. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: FARMS/Deseret Book, 1992.