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?

Magazine

Improvement Era

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1940

Authors

Number of Pages

33, 37

Date Published

January 1940

Volume

43

Issue Number

1

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Bibliographic Citation

Widtsoe, John A. "Why Did Joseph Smith, the Prophet, Need the Help of the Urim and Thummim?", Improvement Era, Vol. 43. no. 1 1940.

Abstract

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.

Urim and Thummim
Book of Mormon Translation
Smith, Joseph, Jr.

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