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The hill named Cumorah in Manchester, New York coordinates: This farm was 4 miles 6.
The transaction involved two separate purchases: Sexton, who owned the "Mormon Hill farm" encompassing the remainder of the hill. Supposed location of the plates[ edit ] The stone box, described by Joseph Smith, as the location where the plates were found has not been located on the hill.
In a letter, Oliver Cowdery gives the location as "the west side of the hill, not far from the top". They did note a significantly sized hole on the East side of the hill that had been dug years previously by treasure seekers. According to the record, Mormon is the caretaker of the records of his people, which are written on gold plates.
His people, called the Nephiteswere near to being destroyed by the Lamanites who had had many previous wars with the Nephites.
Mormon wrote to the leader of the Lamanites to ask that he may gather his "people unto the land of Cumorah, by a hill which was called Cumorah, and there we could give them battle.
Mormon wrote, "And when three hundred and eighty and four years had passed away [since the sign of the birth of Christ], we had gathered in all the remainder of our people unto the land of Cumorah.
Moroni records, "after the great and tremendous battle at Cumorah, behold, the Nephites who had escaped into the country southward were hunted by the Lamanites, until they were all destroyed.
And my father also was killed by them, and I even remain alone to write the sad tale of the destruction of my people.
In the Book of Mormon, during the time of the Book of Almathe land of Cumorah was part of the land of Desolation, "the land which had been peopled and been destroyed, of whose bones we have spoken". This land is identified as being north of the land of Zarahemla. He translated and abridged the plates which were the record of the Jaredites as the Book of Ether on to the plates that he was keeping.
During this process, he wrote, " Omer Geography and historicity[ edit ] For over years, Mormons generally accepted the New York setting for the Hill Cumorah.
Since the earlyth century, there has been discussion within the Latter Day Saint movement about whether Hill Cumorah in New York is the same place described in the Book of Mormon, or whether there are two hills of the same name—one in New York and one in either Southern Mexico, Central America, or South America.
Some non-Mormon scholars have provided alternative theories for the origin of the name Cumorah. New York hill[ edit ] At least ten different accounts refer to certain events that occurred at the hill Cumorah in New York.
When Smith and Oliver Cowdery arrived, "the hill opened, and they walked into a cave, in which there was a large and spacious room.
When they re-entered later, the Sword of Laban was unsheathed and resting on top of the newly delivered golden plates. The sword had an inscription on it that said the sword "will never be sheathed again until the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our God and his Christ.
Sorenson has listed 15 cultural criteria for the hill Cumorah which are based on contextual clues from the text of the Book of Mormon: Sorensen alleges that the hill in New York at least partly fits four of these requirements while the Cerro El Vigia meets all of them.
These criteria are as follows: It was near a narrow neck of land Alma It was on a coastal plain, and possibly near other mountains and valleys Ether It was one day's journey south east-south-east in modern coordinates of a large body of water Ether It was in an area of many rivers and waters Mormon 6: It was in the presence of fountains Mormon 6: The abundance of water apparently provided a military advantage Mormon 6: There was an escape route to the land "country" southward Mormon 8: The hill was large enough to provide a view of hundreds of thousands of bodies Mormon 6: The hill was apparently a significant landmark Ether 9:Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and caninariojana.com 5) The 's, the Depression, and the New Deal, Po werPoints for the APUSH text,The American Pageant, downloaded in PDF form (PDF can be accessed for free).
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Cumorah (/ k ə ˈ m ɔːr ə /; also known as Mormon Hill, Gold Bible Hill, and Inspiration Point) is a drumlin in Manchester, New York, United States, where Joseph Smith said he found a set of golden plates which he translated into English and published as the Book of Mormon..
In the text of the Book of Mormon, "Cumorah" is a hill located in a land of the same name, which is "a land of many.