A Third Jaredite Record: The Sealed Portion of the Gold Plates


A Third Jaredite Record: The Sealed Portion of the Gold Plates

TitleA Third Jaredite Record: The Sealed Portion of the Gold Plates
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsArts, Valentin
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume11
Issue1
Pagination50-59, 110-111
KeywordsBrother of Jared; Gold Plates; Jaredite; Prophet; Record; Revelation; Sealed Portion
Abstract

In the Book of Mormon, two records (a large engraved stone and twenty-four gold plates) contain the story of an ancient civilization known as the Jaredites. There appears to be evidence of an unpublished third record that provides more information on this people and on the history of the world. When the brother of Jared received a vision of Jesus Christ, he was taught many things but was instructed not to share them with the world until the time of his death. The author proposes that the brother of Jared did, in fact, write those things down shortly before his death and then buried them, along with the interpreting stones, to be revealed to the world according to the timing of the Lord.

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/11/1/S00012-50e5f1f13dd8cArts.pdf