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Was NHM (Nahom) just a lucky guess?

In 1 Nephi 16:34 we read:

And it came to pass that Ishmael died, and was buried in the place which was called Nahom.

Why wouldn’t Joseph Smith take the easier option and say Lehi and his family simply called the place Nahom? Why would he say it was already called Nahom?

Incredibly there exists one place in all of Arabia called Nihm, Nehem, or Nehhm (Hebrew does not contain any vowels so the place would only be called NHM). NHM is even documented in writings between 700-300 BC. Even more incredible is that NHM included, or was located next to a central burial ground for outlying desert communities which ties in with 1 Nephi 16:34. 

What are the odds that there exists a place in Arabia that matches the name and location of Nahom in the Book of Mormon? Isn’t this a bullseye for Joseph Smith?


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