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Witnesses
Portraits of the Three Witnesses Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and David Whitmer.
As Joseph Smith finished the translation of the Book of Mormon, three of his closest supporters—Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer—were chosen by revelation as special witnesses of the Book of Mormon ( Doctrine and Covenants 17 ). An angel showed them the golden plates from which the book was translated ( Testimony of Three Witnesses ). In addition, eight others were permitted to...
Photo of Susan Easton Black.
This Sunday, June 13, Retired BYU professor Susan Easton Black will present a free, virtual fireside on the Book of Mormon Witnesses. Details When : Sunday, June 13, 2021. 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time Where : Doctrine and Covenants Central YouTube Channel The Book of Mormon witnesses—Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, David Whitmer, and others—are important figures in Church History and they...
Replica of the gold plates
Check out Book of Mormon Central’s new video, detailing the historical evidence for the existence of the Book of Mormon golden plates: The video is the third in Book of Mormon Central’s Evidence video series, the two previous videos being one on the archaeological evidence for the place called Nahom, mentioned by Nephi (1 Nephi 16:34), and another on the historical evidence supporting the...
Screenshot from Book of Mormon Central Video of Translation Evidence
Second Video in Evidence Series: Translation of the Book of Mormon The second installment in Book of Mormon Central's Evidence video series tackles the translation of the Book of Mormon. Critics have argued that the Book of Mormon cannot be true because Joseph Smith's claims about the Book of Mormon's translation seem unbelievable, but this new video seeks to put these criticisms to rest. This...