Emma Smith on the Book of Mormon Translation Process, Quote 2

Title

Emma Smith on the Book of Mormon Translation Process, Quote 2

Publication Type

Chart

Year of Publication

1999

Authors

Welch, John W. (Primary), and Welch, Greg (Primary)

Number

1.5

Publisher

Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies

City

Provo, UT

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Bibliographic Citation

Welch, John W., and Welch, Greg. "Emma Smith on the Book of Mormon Translation Process, Quote 2", Vol. 1.5. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999.

Abstract

Answering a question posed by her son Joseph Smith III in 1879, Emma Smith indicated that the Prophet Joseph Smith could not have been the author of the Book of Mormon, for he had neither the writing abilities nor adequate knowledge of ancient Israel. In fact, so limited was Joseph’s knowledge when he translated the plates that he feared he had found an error when he read from the plates of Nephi that the city of Jerusalem was surrounded by a wall.
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