Volume 2 - Appendix A




APPENDIX A

PROPOSED CHRONOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF MORMON

 

(YEARS FROM WHEN LEHI LEFT JERUSALEM)

1 NEPHI - 2 NEPHI

 

YEAR EVENT

001 Lehi leaves Jerusalem with his family (1 Ne 2:4)

001 Lehi's travels (2-3 weeks) dwells in valley of Lemuel (4yrs?) (1 Ne 2:14)

Laman & Lemuel thought Lehi had left Jerusalem "because of the foolish imaginations of his heart" (1 Ne 2:11)

Laman & Lemuel "did not believe Jerusalem could be destroyed according to the words of the prophets" (1 Ne 2:13)

Nephi "exceedingly young" (2 Nephi 2:16)

001 Return trip for plates of Laban (1 Ne 3 & 4)

Nephi "large in stature" (1 Nephi 4:31)

Lehi begins to search the plates of brass (1 Ne 5:10)

Jeremiah imprisoned for duration of siege (Jer 32-33,37-38)

Jeremiah's prison named "Malchiah (Mulek) Son of the King"

001 Return trip for Ishmael's family (1 Ne 7:1-22)

Jeremiah being cast into prison is mentioned (1 Ne 7:14)

Lehi's Tree of Life dream & prophecies (1 Ne 8,10)

Lehi's 600 year prophesy of the Messiah's coming (1 Ne 10:4)

Nephi's Vision (1 Ne 11,12,13,14,15)

Lehi's sons and Ishmael's daughters marry (1 Ne 16:7)

004 Jacob is born (1 Ne 8:14-17) (2 Ne 2:1)

004 Liahona ( 1 Ne 16:9-10)

005 Travel 4 days to Shazer (a few weeks stay?) (1 Ne 16:13)

Short stop for hunting (1 Ne 16:14)

005 Travel "many days" to place of "broken bow" (1 year stay?) (1 Ne 16:17)

006 Travel "many days" to Nahom (2.5 year stay?) (1 Ne 16:33)

Ishmael dies (1 Ne 16:34)

Ishmael's daughters desire to return to Jerusalem (2 Ne 16:36)

Joseph is born (2 Ne 3:1)

008 Travel eastward with much affliction (6 months?) (1 Ne 17:1)

009 "And we did sojourn for the space of many years, yea, even eight years in the wilderness" (1 Ne 17:4)

009 Lehi's group dwells at Bountiful (3 year stay?) (1 Ne 17:5)

Ship construction--Provisions Laman & Lemuel think Nephi a "fool" to try to cross waters (1 Ne 17:17)

"After ye have arrived in Promised Land ye shall know" (1 Ne 17:14)

"Our Father hath judged them" (People of Jerusalem) (1 Ne 17:22)

 

PROPOSED BOOK OF MORMON CHRONOLOGY

YEAR EVENT

012 Lehi's group sets sail for promised land (1 Ne 18:8) (1-2 years?)

014 Arrival--Land of first Inheritance (1 Ne 18:23)

014 Seeds planted, Ore mined, animals hunted (1 Ne 18:24-25)

015 Nephi begins large plates (1 Ne 19:1-3)

Nephi--according to angel--God of Israel to come 600 years from time Lehi left Jerusalem (1 Ne 19:8)

Lehi quotes prophecies of Zenos, Isaiah, (Gentile nation) (1 Ne 19-22)

017 Lehi mentions vision that Jerusalem is destroyed (2 Ne 1:4)

Lehi-teaches Plan of Salvation, Tribe of Joseph (2 Ne 2,3)

019 Lehi blesses posterity (2 Ne 4)

020 Lehi dies (2 Ne 4:12) (age )

021 Nephi flees to "Nephi" with followers

021 Nephi made king (2 Nephi 5:18) (at age 37)

031 30 years had passed away (2 Nephi 5:28)

036 Nephi begins small plates (2 Nephi 5:30)

041 40 years had passed away (2 Nephi 5:34)

056 55 years had passed away (Jacob 1:1)

056 Nephi (72) gives the small plates to Jacob (52) (Jacob 1:1)

056 Nephi anoints another king (Nephi II) (Jacob 1:9-11)

059 Nephi dies (Jacob 1:12) (age 80)

081 Enos is born when Jacob is 77

094 Nephi II anoints Nephi III 101 Jacob (97) gives the small plates to Enos (20) (Jacob 7:26-27)

132 Nephi III anoints Nephi IV

160 Jarom is born when Enos is 79

170 Nephi IV anoints Nephi IV

180 179 years had passed away

180 Enos (99) gives small plates to Jarom (20) (Jarom 1:1)

201 200 years had passed away (Jarom 1:5)