You are here
|Title||Copper, Bronze, and Brass|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Phillips, Wm. Revell|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Metallurgy; Nephi (Son of Lehi)|
Although Nephi’s tools were most likely made of iron or steel, bronze remains a possibility. The making of brass or bronze requires the creation of a copper alloy, and examples of such alloys are found in both the Old World and the New World. The nature of the alloys differed depending on the minerals available.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.