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Stela 5 and Lehi’s Vision of the Tree of Life

By Lane Thuet

The Book of Mormon claims to be a record of a group of Israelites that traveled to the American continent around 600 BC, as well as the record of another group that settled there at the time of the Tower of Babel. The book speaks of their populating and settling vast areas of the land in great numbers. It tells of their cities, kings, monetary system, bandits, farming habits, worship practices, and wars.