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Interview, 9 November 1835

me, one I will mention which is in Malachi 4 behold the day of the Lord cometh &c; also that the Urim and Thumim

A term applied to a device used to translate and receive revelation. In the Old Testament, priests were to use such a device to discern God’s will for Israel. The Book of Mormon gives an account of an ancient prophet, Mosiah, who translated records into his...

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, was hid up with the record, and that God would give me power to translate

To produce a new text through a revelatory, rather than scholarly, process, by the “gift and power of God.” In the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Mosiah translated records into his own language using “interpreters,” or “two stones which was fastened ...

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it, with the assistance of this instrument he then gradually vanished out of my sight, or the vision closed, while meditating on what I had seen, the Angel appeard to me again and related the same things and much more, also the third time bearing the same tidings, and departed; during the time I was in this vision I did not realize any thing around me except what was shown me in this communication: after the vision had all passed, I found that it was nearly day-light, the family soon arose, I got up also:— on that day while in the field at work with my Father he asked me if I was sick I replyed, I had but little strenght, he told me to go to the house, I started and went part way and was finally deprived of my strength and fell, but how long I remained I do not know; the Angel came to me again and commanded me to go and tell my Father, what I had seen and heard, I did so, he wept and told me that it was a vision from God to attend to it I went and found the place, where the plates were, according to the direction of the Angel, also saw them, and the angel as before; the powers of darkness strove hard against me, I called on God, the Angel told me that the reason why I could not obtain the plates at this time was because I was under transgression, but to come again in one year from that time, I did so, but did not obtain them [p. 25]
me, one I will mention which is this in Malachi  4 behold the day of the Lord cometh &c;  also that the Urim and Thumim

A term applied to a device used to translate and receive revelation. In the Old Testament, priests were to use such a device to discern God’s will for Israel. The Book of Mormon gives an account of an ancient prophet, Mosiah, who translated records into his...

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, was hid up with  the record, and that God would give me power to  translate

To produce a new text through a revelatory, rather than scholarly, process, by the “gift and power of God.” In the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Mosiah translated records into his own language using “interpreters,” or “two stones which was fastened ...

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it, with the assistance of this instrument  he then gradually vanished out of my sight, or  the vision closed, while meditating on what I  had seen, the Angel appeard to me again and  related the same things and much more, also the  third time bearing the same tidings, and dep arted; during the time I was in this vision I did  not realize any thing else around me except  what was shown me in this communication:  after the vision had all passed, I found that it  was nearly day-light, the family soon arose, I  got up also:— on that day while in the field at  work with my Father he asked me if I was sick  I replyed, I had but little strenght, he told me  to go to the house, I started and went part way  and was finally deprived deprived of my stren gth and fell, but how long I remained I do not  know; the Angel came to me again and comm anded me to go and tell my Father, what I had  seen and heard, I did so, he wept and told  me that it was a vision from God to attend to it  I went and found the place, where the plates  were, according to the direction of the Angel, also  saw them, and the angel as before; the powers  of darkness strove hard against me, I called  on God, the Angel told me that the reason  why I could not obtain the plates at this time  was because I was under transgression, but to  come again in one year from that time, I did  so, but did not obtain them [p. 25]
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, OH, 9 Nov. 1835; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 23–26; handwriting of Warren Parrish

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