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A documentary history of the Book of Mormon

Author: Larry E Morris
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon presents the first extensive study of the primary sources chronicling the origin of the long-ridiculed narrative that has now been reprinted more than one hundred and eighty million times in one hundred and ten languages.0 The scores of documents transcribed and annotated in A Documentary History include family histories, journal entries, letters, affidavits,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Named Person: Joseph Smith, Jr.; Joseph Smith, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry E Morris
ISBN: 9780190699093 0190699094
OCLC Number: 1040073463
Description: xxxi, 573 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: "He appeared unto me three times in one night"--Joseph Smith and the Angel : September 1823-September 1826 --
"The same heavenly messenger delivered them up to me"--Joseph Smith and the plates : September-December 1827 --
"I cannot read a sealed book"--Martin Harris's venture to eastern scholars : February 1828 --
"I stood alone, an unlearned youth"--The translation begins : April-June 1828 --
"I have lost my soul"--Martin Harris and the missing manuscript : Summer 1828 --
"It is marvelous to me"--Interlude : Autumn 1828-March 1829 --
"Days never to be forgotten"--The translation : April-May 1829 --
"I often sat by and saw and heard them translate and write for hours together"--The translation : June 1829 --
"An angel of God came down from heaven"--The three witnesses : Late June 1829 --
"The appearance of ancient work, and of curious workmanship"--The eight witnesses : Late June 1829 --
"Written by the hand of Mormon"--Publication of the Book of Mormon : June 1829-March 1830.
Responsibility: Larry E. Morris.

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A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon transcribes and annotates a wide variety of primary source documents related to the origins of the long-ridiculed narrative that launched a new world  Read more...

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