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Theories of Book of Mormon Translation

TitleTheories of Book of Mormon Translation
Publication TypeExcerpt
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGardner, Brant A.
Book TitleThe Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon
Book Chapter14
PublisherGreg Kofford Books
Place PublishedSalt Lake City
KeywordsEarly Church History; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Translation

For the Saints who participated in or witnessed the translation of the Book of Mormon, the most important aspect of the translation was the very fact that it happened. They didn’t spend time questioning linguistic issues of translation. It was more than sufficient that the translation was a miracle and that they had witnessed the miracle of the opening of the heavens in their day.