Joseph Smith's Receipt of the Plates and the Israelite Feast of Trumpets

Title

Joseph Smith's Receipt of the Plates and the Israelite Feast of Trumpets

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1993

Authors

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

110-120

Volume

2

Issue

2

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Bibliographic Citation

Read, Lenet Hadley. "Joseph Smith's Receipt of the Plates and the Israelite Feast of Trumpets" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 2. 1993:110-120.

Abstract

Joseph Smith received the golden plates on the Israelite Day of Remembrance (or Rosh ha-Shanah). Biblical references and interpretation by Jewish sages through the centuries set this day as the day God would remember his covenants with Israel to bring them back from exile. Also called the Feast of Trumpets, on this day ritual trumpet blasts signify the issuance of revelation and a call for Israel to gather for God’s word of redemption. Set at the time of Israel’s final agricultural harvest, the day also symbolizes the Lord’s final harvest of souls. Furthermore, it initiates the completion of the Lord’s time periods, the Days of Awe, and signifies the last time to prepare for final judgment and the Messianic Age. The coming forth of the Book of Mormon is literally fulfilling such prophecies of the day.

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