The Original Book of Mormon Manuscript

Title

The Original Book of Mormon Manuscript

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1970

Authors

Jessee, Dean C. (Primary)

Journal

BYU Studies Quarterly

Pagination

259-274

Volume

10

Issue

3

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Jessee, Dean C. "The Original Book of Mormon Manuscript" In BYU Studies Quarterly, Vol. 10. 1970:259-274.

Abstract

While much that has been said regarding the origin of the Book of Mormon is beyond the experience of the average searcher, only as he accepts or rejects the credibility of the earliest witnesses, the existence of the book itself provides a common ground for careful investigation. But beyond this, some surviving, badly weathered fragments of the original manuscript permit a consideration of the Book of Mormon from a paleographic standpoint. It is the purpose of this study to review the history, and consider the handwriting and composition of the remaining segments of the original manuscript for what they may contribute to the credibility of early witnesses regarding the Book of Mormon origin.

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