This Old World Map shows the points of origin for each party that migrated to the New World and from whence they departed.
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Place of origin of the Jaredites who fled the Tower of Babel before the confounding of the languages.
33 Which Jared came forth with his brother and their families, with some others and their families, from the GREAT TOWER, at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people (Ether 1)
Sidon, the main river on Book of Mormon lands was named after the ancient seaport of the Phoenicians in Sidon, Lebanon from which the Lehites and Jaredites set sail.
5 And we did come to the land which we called BOUNTIFUL, because of its much fruit and also wild honey; and all these things were prepared of the Lord that we might not perish. And we beheld the sea, which we called Irreantum, which, being interpreted, is many waters. (1 Nephi 17)
13 ...the Lord did bring Jared and his brethren forth even to that Great Sea which divideth the lands...called the name of the place MORIANCUMER; (Ether 2)
Two groups left Jerusalem ca. 600 BC. The Lehites went to Sidon, Lebanon, the Mulekites to Egypt or Alexandria.
The true Mt. Sinai is in Arabia. Lehi's group may have followed the route of the Israelites through the wilderness, then toward Canaan, on to Mt. Hermon, then down to Sidon, Lebanon where the Jaredites left from.
Lehi's group first took their course south along the Red Sea:
5 And he came down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea; and he traveled in the wilderness in the borders which are nearer the Red Sea; (1 Nephi 2)
Mulek's group may have journeyed to Egypt and sailed from there or Alexandria.
5 And we beheld the SEA, which we called IRREANTUM, which, being interpreted, is many waters. (1 Nephi 17)
13 ...the Lord did bring Jared and his brethren forth even to that GREAT SEA which divideth the lands (Ether 2)
Mount Hermon in Lebanon is where the brother of Jared and Nephi communed with God:
7 ...the voice of the Lord came unto me, saying: Arise, and get thee into THE MOUNTAIN (1 Nephi 17)
1 the brother of Jared went forth unto THE MOUNT, which they called the MOUNT SHELEM, because of its exceeding height, and did molten out of a rock sixteen small stones (Ether 3)
This was also were they found ore:
10 ...the Lord told me whither I should go to find ore (1 Nephi 17)