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Mormon and Samabaj

The other day, I was reading Neal Rappleye's blog post AN ANCIENT AMERICAN SETTING FOR JERUSALEM, and here are my quick thoughts:

I agree with Neal and it fascinates me that Sorenson used the Book of Mormon, in 1985, to predict that because of volcanic activity, an ancient city suddenly sunk into Lake Attitlan. In 1996 such a city was discovered, the first of it's kind to be discovered in Guatemala. Sorenson made a prediction using the Book of Mormon and archeology confirmed that prediction, in general terms. 
I also agree that the late date of destruction, 250 AD, prohibits Samabaj from being a strong candidate for Jerusalem, on the magnitude of Nehem/Nahom, but I think it still qualifies as a candidate for Jerusalem and here is why: 
Even though Samabaj sunk 250 years after the Savior's death and resurrection, by the time Mormon was writing, it had already been underwater for 150 years. So what if Mormon, or his sources, were wrong about when Jerusalem went down? Ancient hi…