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|Title||KnoWhy #513 - Why Did Mormon and Moroni Write in Reformed Egyptian? (Mormon 9:32)|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Hebrew (Language); Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Recordkeeping; Reformed Egyptian; Writing System|
Moroni indicates that he and his father Mormon wrote in a script called "reformed Egyptian." Many have wondered what reformed Egyptian might be and why Book of Mormon record-keepers wrote in such a script. While there is much that is unknown about reformed Egyptian, some clues about its nature emerge from a close reading of the Book of Mormon text and comparison with other real-world ancient scripts.
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