A stone inscribed with ancient Hebrew script has been recovered by the Smithsonian Institution during an official archaeological dig.
Lehi’s Ocean Voyage Demonstrated by Replica 600 B.C. (Lehi Era) Ship
Unfortunately, the show’s producers were misled by speculation that Lehi’s route took him to the western shores of Mesoamerica. Oceanographers used sophisticated ocean current data to demonstrate that a voyage from the Saudi Arabian peninsula to Mesoamerica would require 580 days, nearly two years, which lead them to conclude that while a ship could make such a journey, it would “arrive with dead people” because of the impossibility of storing enough water and food for such an extended duration.
In stark contrast to this unsubstantiated route, which is used to promote speculative Mesoamerican theories of the Book of Mormon, a recently completed voyage in a 600 B.C. (Lehi era) replica Phoenician (or Israelite) ship has now demonstrated Lehi’s ocean voyage and route. These non-Mormon explorers sailed around Africa to North America in less than six months.
See the ships construction and voyage on clips #16-23 of our video gallery.
This article is sponsored by FIRM Foundation/Legacy Research.