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How the Book of Mormon Was Translated: How God Uses Human Agencies to Give His Word to Mankind

TitleHow the Book of Mormon Was Translated: How God Uses Human Agencies to Give His Word to Mankind
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1906
Secondary AuthorsCarrington, A.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume68
Issue Number13
Pagination205–206
Date Published29 March 1906
KeywordsAgency; Automatic Writing; Book of Mormon Translation; Grammar; Scribal Error; Urim and Thummim
Abstract

The authors know of no record from the prophet himself on exactly how he translated the Book of Mormon. They suggest that Joseph Smith’s mind was quickened by the Urim and Thummim and that after getting the idea of the message, he wrote it in his own words. Thus the grammatical errors are his own.