“Passed by the Hill of Shim and Came over by the Place Where the Nephites Were Destroyed”

Bryan Richards

This passage is significant because it places the geography of the Jaredites in the same land that the Nephites inhabited during the ministry of Mormon. This was the land in which Mormon was raised and also fought his last battles. The hill Shim, in particular, was the hill from which he obtained the many records of the Nephites (Mormon 1:3; 2:17).