Oliver Cowdery Translating

When Oliver arrived in Harmony on 5 April 1829 to meet Joseph Smith, he was ready to be Joseph's scribe. But shortly after his arrival, Joseph received a revelation for Oliver that opened up another possibility for him. It said, in part, "And behold I grant unto you a gift if you desire of me, … Continue reading Oliver Cowdery Translating

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Emma Smith and the Translation of the Book of Mormon

Years ago, I read an interview that Emma Smith gave to her son, Joseph Smith III, late in her life. She stated: My belief is that the B[ook] of M[ormon]. is of divine authenticity. I have not the slightest doubt of it. I am satisified that no man could have dictated the writing of the … Continue reading Emma Smith and the Translation of the Book of Mormon