The three witnesses and “as many witnesses as seemeth him good” the eight witnesses to the entire Book of Mormon including the sealed portion have already been provided and their testimonies given to the world. They were all astonished to discover that there were two separate sections to the sealed portion—with the greater part remaining sealed. Out of curiosity, I tried to read it. Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Volume 11|Number 1 Article 10 7-31-2002 A Third Jaredite Record: The Sealed Portion of the Gold Plates Valentin Arts Follow this and additional works at:https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms This Feature Article is brought to you for free and open access by the All Journals at BYU ScholarsArchive. When he received the plates, Smith relates that 2/3 of them were sealed. It is not the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon. It purports to have been written by Moses himself to be hidden up to come forth during the end times, when true high priests would be needed to found the city of Zion. 2. With this preparation, let us turn to the largest part of the Sealed Book of Mormon. The sealed portion: The specific portion of the plates with an additional seal. See also verse 24 below the witnesses have already been provided. Using two stones called the Urim and Thummim, Joseph Smith translated the unsealed portion. The Book of Mormon: The portion of the plates we now have published in English. Question: What is the “sealed portion” of the Book of Mormon, and will we ever know what’s in it? A portion of the text on the plates was also "sealed" according to his account, so its content was not included in the Book of Mormon. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Joseph Smith, Jr. (1830), the founder of the Mormon faith, claimed to have … Is it OK to play sports that involve immodest dress, or should we demand a change? The Book of the Law was seen by Strang as making up only a portion of the Plates of Laban, rather than the whole, showing that it was a more complete bible that included books now lost. I threw this book into the trash. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The transcription of characters: What Martin Harris took to Charles Anthon. So, 4 Nephi, Mormon, Sealed Portion, Ether, Moroni. When Moroni was finishing the Book of Mormon record, he was commanded to seal up some of the plates, and Joseph Smith was later commanded not to translate them. Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018, garbage, total fiction and not worth time reading, Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020. Douglas Framklin. 25 people found this helpful. It seems to be carefully crafted in a way that some gullible Mormons will believe it. In addition, it contains the re-translated lost 116 pages of the Book of Lehi. For instance, Ether 3:27 suggests that the Lord will reveal the sealed portion of the plates "in [his] own due time". >> Read Chris Nemelka's response to this story << … I forget whether it was always sealed or if it had to be sealed after Joseph allowed a portion of the book to be lost by sending copies of the pages to an outside translator. What is more fascinating, however, is that the majority of the plates were sealed. But this is a good start if you want to get started reading while waiting for a hard copy book to arrive from Amazon. A portion was sealed and was not translated by Joseph Smith (Ether 5:1). 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