“Wilderness on the West of the City Mulek”

Alan C. Miner

In view of the previous association of the term "wilderness" with mountains, one might wonder if the same definition should hold true of the "wilderness on the west of the city of Mulek" (Alma 52:22). Some might feel that because of the proximity of the city of Mulek to "the seashore" (see also Alma 52:22), that this wilderness might have been something other than mountains, such as a tropical jungle or a swampland that provided a measure of secrecy (as well as travel difficulties). [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes] [See the commentary on Alma 52:17]

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