Lesson 2-1: Contents of the Plates of Brass


Lesson 2-1: Contents of the Plates of Brass

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Welch, John W. (Primary), Welch, Greg (Primary), and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye (Primary)




Scripture Central


Springville, UT

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Welch, John W., Welch, Greg, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye. "Lesson 2-1: Contents of the Plates of Brass", Vol. 2-1. Springville, UT: Scripture Central, 2023.


The plates of brass contained a copy of the Law (five books of Moses), a history of the Jews, Lehi's genealogy, and the writings of many prophets. Some of these records were comparable to certain books now found in the Old Testament, but others did not find their way into the Bible. Nephi's summary of these contents, found in 1 Nephi 5:11–14, is graphically displayed here, along with sample references illustrating the profound influence of these records elsewhere in the Book of Mormon.

Originally published as Chart 2-14 in Charting the Book of Mormon.

Brass Plates
Five Books of Moses
Isaiah (Prophet)
Jeremiah (Prophet)
Zenos (Prophet)
Zenock/Zenoch (Prophet)
Joseph of Egypt

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