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Some Problems of Interest Relating to the Brass Plates

TitleSome Problems of Interest Relating to the Brass Plates
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1951
AuthorsSperry, Sidney B.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number9
Pagination638–639, 670–671
Date PublishedSeptember 1951
KeywordsBrass Plates; Deuteronomy (Book); Jeremiah (Prophet); Laban (Custodian of Brass Plates); Pentateuch; Recordkeepers; Recordkeeping

This article raises numerous unanswered questions about brass plates. How did current writings of Jeremiah get recorded on the plates when they were guarded exclusively by Laban? What merit does Old Testament criticism about the origin of the Pentateuch and Deuteronomy have in light of what is known about the brass plates? How did Laban, a descendant of Joseph, come to be the custodian of the plates in Jerusalem, the capitol of the southern kingdom of Judah?