It is important to recognize that Book of Mormon lands had boundaries, and to first identify what and where they were.



Israel is a Type of a Promised Land / area that was given by God that has distinct borders, promises and a stewardship. Modelers should not treat Book of Mormon land boundaries so willy-nilly; the Jews in Israel certainly do not treat the boundaries of their Promised Land willy-nilly!


Book of Mormon lands were surrounded by bodies of water called “seas.” The Jaredite Land Northward was entirely surrounded on four sides, and the Nephite Land Southward was surrounded on three sides (we are not told what was south of where Lehi landed).