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The Rings That Bound the Gold Plates Together
|Title||The Rings That Bound the Gold Plates Together|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Aston, Warren P.|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Gold Plates|
Eyewitnesses to the Book of Mormon plates described in consistent terms the rings that bound the gold plates into a single volume. The rings were three in number and apparently made of the same material as the plates themselves. While our attention naturally focuses on the plates and the translation of the text engraved upon them, the rings may offer another subtle but telling confirmation of the record’s ancient origin.