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KnoWhy #409 - Is There Evidence That Joseph Smith Possessed a Urim and Thummim and Breastplate? (Ether 4:5)
TitleKnoWhy #409 - Is There Evidence That Joseph Smith Possessed a Urim and Thummim and Breastplate? (Ether 4:5)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsBreastplate; Early Church History; Interpreter; Joseph Smith; Seerstones; Translation; Urim and Thummim
Abstract

Along with the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith found a set of Nephite interpreters as well as a breastplate. Numerous eyewitness accounts, which share a general consistency concerning the shape and appearance of these objects, help to confirm their reality. Because it is historically unlikely that Joseph would have possessed such peculiar objects unless he found them, their very existence helps support the reality of the plates, which were buried along with them.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/is-there-evidence-that-joseph-smith-possessed-a-urim-and-thummim-and-breastplate
Citation Key3764

Scripture Reference

Ether 4:5

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