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The Stone that Translated the Book of Mormon

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1 Sara Di Diego = ""I will now give you a description of the manner in which the Book of Mormon was translated. Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat, and put his face in the hat, drawing it closely around his face to exclude the light; and in the darkness the spiritual light would shine. A piece of something resembling parchment would appear, and under it was the interpretation in English. Brother Joseph would read off the English to Oliver Cowdery, who was his principal scribe, and when it was written down and repeated to brother Joseph to see if it was correct, then it would disappear, and another character with the interpretation would appear. Thus the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God, and not by any power of man."Source:An Address to All Believers in Christ by David Whitmer"
2 Jordan W = "Joseph Smith is known to have used several methods to translate the Book of Mormon. One of those methods was the Urim and Thummim. Another was by using a seer stone. The stone was handed down through several people after the death of the prophet Joseph Smith and is believed to be a seer stone that he used while translating the Book of Mormon."