“For They of Whom I Speak Are They Who Have Not as Yet Heard My Voice”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

But says one, are they not in a body somewhere in the land of the north? Answer: They are not; they are scattered in all nations (see 1 Nephi 22:4). The north countries of their habitation are all the countries north of their Palestinian home, north of Assyria from whence they escaped, north of the prophets who attempted to describe their habitat. And for that matter, they shall also come front the south and the cast and the west and the ends of the earth [see 3 Nephi 20:13; Isaiah 43:5-6; Zechariah 2:61]. Such is the prophetic word.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4