The Rings That Bound the Gold Plates Together


The Rings That Bound the Gold Plates Together

TitleThe Rings That Bound the Gold Plates Together
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWarren P. Aston
JournalInsights
Volume26
Issue3
Pagination3-4
KeywordsAncient Near East; Gold Plates
Abstract

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.

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