“Out of the Borders of Their Land”

Alan C. Miner

The Nephite army "went up" and drove the Lamanites "out of the borders of their land" (Alma 3:23). This Nephite army was probably sent by Alma from the local land of Zarahemla, so if the Lamanites were driven any distance at all, perhaps the words "their land" refers to the general land of Zarahemla rather than to the local land of Zarahemla. If so, then the borders of the general land of Zarahemla might have been close to the land of Minon and also close to the land of Manti (near the narrow strip of wilderness--Alma 22:27-29). [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes] [See Geographical Theory Maps]

Step by Step Through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary