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TitleScriptures of the American Continent
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1920
AuthorsTalmage, James E.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number31
Date Published29 July 1920
KeywordsBook of Mormon; Book of Mormon Translation; Golden Plates; Language - Reformed Egyptian

The Book of Mormon is a record written on gold plates of the ancient people of the New World, taken from the Hill Cumorah and translated from Reformed Egyptian and published in 1830. It includes the history of Lehi’s people from 600 B.C. to A.D. 420. Joseph Smith claimed it was done through the power of God and revelation, and that brought much persecution. The idea of supernatural intervention opposed all the theological theories of his day. The Book of Mormon in no way replaces the Bible nor contradicts it.