Most of the confusion about the geography of the Book of Mormon comes from first-and-second-hand accounts (“lesser sources”) of what the Prophet Joseph said and not Joseph’s actual words. Joseph Smith and the Geography of the Book of Mormon begins by establishing Joseph Smith’s actual and verifiable words as a “Supreme Source” for the geography of the Book of Mormon. One of the most undervalued and supreme sources of Joseph Smith’s teachings was an early church newspaper in Nauvoo, Illinois titled the Times and Seasons. By a “thus saith the Lord” revelation, Joseph assumed the editorship of the Times and Seasons from March of 1842 to October of 1842. Several editorials dictated and approved by Joseph identified Zarahemla being in the Guatemala of 1842 and the “small or narrow” neck of land being in Central America. Once either Zarahemla or the narrow neck of land have been discovered, one has found the axis mundi of the primary American events of the Book of Mormon.
In a comprehensive Author Identification Study, Dr. Lund proves that these articles were indeed authored by Joseph Smith. Read all about this exciting discovery in Joseph Smith and the Geography of the Book of Mormon.