They Had Gathered Their Flocks and Their Herdsin One Body

Bryan Richards

Hugh Nibley

"Since flocks and cattle of every kind have to be fed for seven years, and since horses are only necessary where there is a demand for transportation, it is plain that the Nephites were not all shut up in one city, but united within one land. The area was not enough to support such a host indefinitely but it must have been considerable." (An Approach to the Book of Mormon, p. 421)