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)