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The Formation of the Book of Mormon Plates

TitleThe Formation of the Book of Mormon Plates
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1960
AuthorsRicks, Eldin
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number11
Pagination796–797, 852–854
Date PublishedNovember 1960
KeywordsGold Plates; Large Plates of Nephi; Plates of Mormon; Recordkeeping; Sealed Portion; Small Plates of Nephi

This article explains the different writings that comprise the plates given to Joseph Smith. They include: (1) Mormon’s abridgment, (2) the small plates, (3) the plates (abridgment) of Mormon, and (4) the sealed plates.