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Why does the book of Ether speak of the New Jerusalem being built in America, and Rev. 21 speak of it descending out of heaven.

Are they talking about the same city?

Actually, the Book of Ether also speaks of the NJ coming down from heaven. See here.

It also speaks of it being built. See here.

The Encyclopedia of Mormonism speaks of both definitions. See here.

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I think maybe it is because part of New Jerusalem will be built, but part will also descend from Heaven... will that be the City of Enoch perhaps... or something else? Don't know for sure. Could be wrong about that.

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I think maybe it is because part of New Jerusalem will be built, but part will also descend from Heaven... will that be the City of Enoch perhaps... or something else? Don't know for sure. Could be wrong about that.

You are correct... there will be the New Jerusalem built upon the Land of Promise, and the "Heavenly" New Jerusalem (City of Enoch) which will descend from above and be joined with the pure in heart on earth.

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Something can't come down, without first going up. And it can't go up until after it is built at some point. So if you follow that line of thinking, there is a logical progression of consistency.

Why does the book of Ether speak of the New Jerusalem being built in America, and Rev. 21 speak of it descending out of heaven.

Are they talking about the same city?

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