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Why Did Joseph Smith, the Prophet, Need the Help of the Urim and Thummim?
|Title||Why Did Joseph Smith, the Prophet, Need the Help of the Urim and Thummim?|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1940|
|Authors||Widtsoe, John A.|
|Date Published||January 1940|
|Keywords||Book of Mormon Translation; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Urim and Thummim|
This article describes how the Urim and Thummim were used in connection with priestly functions of the Old Testament and later were important in the translation process of the Book of Mormon. Historically they served to facilitate communication with the Lord.
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