Did the Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon Plates Contain More than Just the Brother of Jared’s Vision? A Theory

By Scott S. Mitchell Introduction A puzzling feature of the description of the gold-colored metal plates, on which the Book of Mormon text was written, was the thickness of the sealed portion.  The unsealed plates could be turned like the pages of a book, but the sealed plates were bound together by some means (which … Continue reading Did the Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon Plates Contain More than Just the Brother of Jared’s Vision? A Theory

Who Translated the Book of Mormon Text into English for Joseph Smith to Read?

According to those contemporaries of Joseph Smith who observed the Book of Mormon translation process, Joseph Smith did not look at or read from the golden plates while translating the Book of Mormon.  He reportedly placed the instrument (whether it was always the "Urim and Thummim", or "interpreters," or sometimes some other seer stone, is … Continue reading Who Translated the Book of Mormon Text into English for Joseph Smith to Read?