“And it came to pass that Ishmael died, and was buried in the place which was called Nahom.”
The Hebrew root of the city name “Nhm,” connotes “mourning, consoling, and complaining of hunger,” which make sense as it was in Nahom that Nephi‘s father-in-law Ismael was buried.
Nehem has a large ancient burial with some burials dating back to 3000 B.C.
The ancient city Bountiful lay nearly eastward of Nahom. It is possible that Khor Kharfot, Oman was anciently, Bountiful, as it lies 600 miles eastward from Nehem and nearly south, southeast of Jerusalem. (1 Nephi 17:1)
“The power of the Holy Ghost … must ever be the chief source of evidence for the Book of Mormon. All other evidence is secondary. … No arrangement of evidence, however skillfully ordered; no argument, however adroitly made, can ever take its place”
-B. H. Roberts
My Testament: I highly recommend “Journey of Faith,” a documentary series following the Lehi’s family to and within the New World.