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Cumorah or Cumorah or 'a Hill a Hill We Have a Hill'

Cumorah or Cumorah or 'a Hill a Hill We Have a Hill'

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Published by: Ronnie Bray on Mar 02, 2012
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Cumorah
Or 
Cumora
Or 
“A HILL,A HILLWE HAVE AHILL!”
Oh – do you?
 
Joseph Smith wrote:"And again, what do we hear?
Glad tidings fromCumorah!
Moroni, and angel from heaven, declaring thefulfilment of the prophets—the book to be revealed. Avoice of the Lord in the wilderness of Fayette, SenecaCounty, declaring the three witnesses to bear record of the book. The voice of Michael on the banks of theSusquehanna, detecting the devil when he appeared as anangel of light. The voice of Peter, James and John in thewilderness between Harmony, Susquehanna county, andColesville, Broome county, on the Susquehanna river,declaring themselves as possessing the keys of thekingdom, and of the dispensation of the fullness of times.(Doctrine & Covenants, 128:20)In this psalm-like exultation, Joseph does not say “HillCumorah,” but ”Cumorah.” It is not positively declaredthat the Hill Cumorah is the place where the plates wereobtained.Cumorah refers to the land of Cumorah, and to the HillCumorahMormon 6:2
 
 And I, Mormon, wrote an epistle unto the king of the Lamanites, and desired of him that he would grant untous that we might gather together our people unto the land of Cumorah by a hill which was called Cumorah, and there we could give them battle.
The locations of the land and the hill are not known, but itis suggested that they are in Mesoamerica.How, then, did the hill in New York get the name Cumorahattached to it? Joseph Smith did not so name it.Mormon 6:4
 And it came to pass that we did march forth to the land of Cumorah, and we did pitch our tents around about thehill Cumorah; and it was in a land of many waters,rivers, and fountains; and here we had hope to gainadvantage over the Lamanites.
This is not a geographical description of the Palmyra area,where the modern Hill Cumorah is located.Brigham Young wrote, When Joseph first received theknowledge of the plates that were in the hill Cumorah …

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