It seems unlikely that Nephi could have built and sailed a boat from the Arabian Peninsula to the New World. Though some critics have labeled Nephi’s voyage as an impossibility, those perceptions are largely based on the assumption that Nephi had to have built a Renaissance-style sailing vessel, as if the Nina, Pinta, or the Santa Maria were Nephi’s only options.

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