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KnoWhy #403 - Are the Accounts of the Golden Plates Believable? (Testimony of the Eight Witnesses)
TitleKnoWhy #403 - Are the Accounts of the Golden Plates Believable? (Testimony of the Eight Witnesses)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsEight Witnesses; Gold Plates; Metallurgy; Recordkeeping; Reformed Egyptian
Abstract

The reported weight, dimensions, and composition of the gold plates are believable. The story of their discovery is supported by a large number of similar archeological finds. And several of their unusual features—such as being bound by D-shaped rings, having a sealed portion, and being written in reformed Egyptian—have a surprising amount of corroboration from the ancient world. Each reported detail, no matter how unusual or unlikely from a 19th century perspective, has checked out in light of 20th and 21st century research.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/are-the-accounts-of-the-golden-plates-believable
Citation Key3743

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Testimony of Eight Witnesses

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