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Emma Smith on the Book of Mormon Translation Process, Quote 2
TitleEmma Smith on the Book of Mormon Translation Process, Quote 2
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWelch, John W., and Greg Welch
Number1.5
PublisherFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
CityProvo, UT
KeywordsEarly Church History; Translation
Abstract

Answering a question posed by her son Joseph Smith III in 1879, Emma Smith indicated that the Prophet Joseph Smith could not have been the author of the Book of Mormon, for he had neither the writing abilities nor adequate knowledge of ancient Israel. In fact, so limited was Joseph’s knowledge when he translated the plates that he feared he had found an error when he read from the plates of Nephi that the city of Jerusalem was surrounded by a wall.

URLhttps://byustudies.byu.edu/charts/1-5-emma-smith-book-mormon-translation-process-quote-2

Scripture Reference

Introduction
Testimony of Three Witnesses
Testimony of Eight Witnesses
Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith
A Brief Explanation About the Book of Mormon

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