If you pay close attention while reading 1st
Nephi, you can see that Nephi wrote about going up to Jerusalem and going down into
the wilderness. This is a tiny detail, seemingly unremarkable,
but that’s what makes it so significant. It’s the kind of tiny detail that someone
writing fiction would likely miss, especially those unfamiliar with the geography of Jerusalem. This little fact shows that the author was
very familiar with the area, something Joseph Smith was not, and Nephi clearly was. This is another literary evidence of the Book
of Mormon. And now you know why.