Topical Guide/Book of Mormon/Geography/Old World context/Shazer

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Book of Mormon geography—Old World—Shazer

Summary: Shazer is introduced in 1 Nephi 16:, as Nephi's group departs from the hospitable Valley of Lemuel. Regarding the place name Shazer, Nigel Groom's Dictionary of Arabic Topography and Placenames contains an entry for a similar word, "shajir," giving the meaning: "A valley or area abounding with trees and shrubs."