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Angel Moroni Giving the Plates to Joseph Smith by Jorge Cocco.
197 years ago, on September 21, 1823, the ancient American prophet Moroni as a glorified, angelic being visited the 17-year-old prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. and told him about the Nephite record buried in Hill Cumorah. The following day, Joseph saw the plates for the first time. Four years later, as a 21-year-old married man, Joseph took possession of the plates and the modern Book of Mormon story...