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KnoWhy #515 - What Do We Know About the “Anthon Transcript”? (Mosiah 8:12)

TitleKnoWhy #515 - What Do We Know About the “Anthon Transcript”? (Mosiah 8:12)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2019
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAnthon Transcript; Anthon, Charles; Caractors Document; Early Church History; Harris, Martin; Mitchill, Samuel L.; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Translation

What did the "reformed Egyptian" characters of the Book of Mormon look like? A small piece of paper commonly called the "Anthon Transcript" or "Caractors Document" has survived which offers us a glimpse at the script utilized by the ancient Nephites. But many questions still surround this text, offering us an opportunity to dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding the creation of this document and assess its significance for evaluating the claims made by Joseph Smith.

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Scripture Reference

Mosiah 8:12