Volume 6 - Appendix B

    

 

 

 

     APPENDIX B

 

     A Comprehensive List of Records Mentioned in the Book of Mormon

 

 

     Although many attempts have been made to illustrate and itemize those records mentioned within the Book of Mormon, I feel122 that a comprehensive updated list is in order.

     Key: Scriptural references to the cited Records are enclosed in parenthesis ( )

            Major or minor quotations from the cited Records are enclosed in brackets [ ]

 

1. The Record of Lehi123

     a. "Record of my father" (1 Ne 19:1-2) [1 Ne 1-10]

           1. Visions & Dreams (1 Ne 1:16)

           2. Genealogy of Lehi's fathers (1 Ne 19:2)

     b. "Journeyings in the wilderness" (1 Ne 19:1-2) [1 Ne 16-18]

     c. "Prophecies of my father" (1 Ne 19:2) [2 Ne 1-4]

           1. Doctrines & Teachings [2 Ne 2:15-- ] [Jacob 2:34]

           2. Blessings [2 Ne 1:1-4; 12] [2 Ne 2:10-22] [2 Ne 3,4]

 

2. The Plates of Brass124 (1 Nephi 3:3)125

     a. Five books of Moses (1 Ne 5:11)

           1. Creation (1 Ne 17:36) (2 Ne 2:14)

           2. Fall of Adam (2 Ne 2:18) [2 Ne 2:14-26]

           3. "All the holy prophets from Moses to Abraham" (Hel 8:16,18) [Alma 46:24-26]

           4. Prophecies of Joseph (2 Ne 4:1-2) [2 Ne 3:5-21]

           5. Life of Moses (Hel 8:11,14-15,16)

           6. Law of Moses (2 Ne 25:24-25) (Alma 25:15) (2 Ne 9:17; 15:28) (Hel 13:1; 15:5)

     b. Record of the Jews down to the reign of Zedekiah (1 Ne 5:12)

     c. Prophecies of the Holy Prophets including many by Jeremiah (1 Ne 5:13)

           1. Ezias (Helaman 8:20)

           2. Isaiah [1 Ne 20,21] [2 Ne 6,7,8,12-24] [Mos 14] (Hel 8:20) [3 Ne 22 (Savior's quote)]

           3. Jeremiah (Hel 8:20)

           4. Neum (1 Ne 19:10)

           5. Zenock (1 Ne 19:10) (Alma 33:15) (Hel 8:20) (3 Ne 10:16)

           6. Zenos (1 Ne 19:10-17) [Jacob 5] (Alma 33:13) (Hel 8:19) (3 Ne 10:16)

           7. Unknown Prophets126 (2 Ne 32:4) (2 Ne 9:10-13) (Mos 3:10) (Alma 11:40-45) (Hel 5:8,12,25; 10:7; 12:25-26)

     d. Genealogy of Lehi's fathers (1 Ne 5:14-16)

 

3. The (Small) Plates of Nephi127 (1 Nephi 9:2) (1 Nephi 1:17) (1 Nephi 6:1) [1 Nephi 1:1 - Omni 1:30]128

     a. Plates of Nephi [1 Nephi 1 - 2 Nephi 33]

           1. The First Book of Nephi (First Edition) [1 Nephi 1-22]

                 a. Nephi abridges the Record of Lehi (1 Ne 1:16-17) (1 Ne 19:1-4)

                 b. For quotations from Brass Plates--See above #2. Brass Plates (1 Ne 3:3; 1 Ne 19:1-4);

                 c. Nephi writes (1 Ne 1:1; 19:1)

           2. The Second Book of Nephi (First Edition) [2 Nephi 1-33]

     b. Plates of Jacob129 (Jacob 3:14) [Jacob 1 - Omni 1]

           1. The Book Of Jacob, The Brother Of Nephi (First Edition) [Jacob 1-7]

                 d. Jacob, the brother of Nephi writes (Jacob 1:1-4)

           2. The Book Of Enos (First Edition) [Enos 1]

                 e. Enos, the son of Jacob writes (Jacob 7:27)

           3. The Book Of Jarom (First Edition) [Jarom 1]

                 f. Jarom, the son of Enos writes ( Jarom 1:1)

           4. The Book Of Omni (First Edition) [Omni 1]

                 g. Omni, the son of Jarom writes (Jarom 1:15)

                 h. Amaron, the son of Omni writes (Omni 1:4)

                 i. Chemish, the brother of Amaron writes (Omni 1:8)

 

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                 j. Abinadom, the son of Chemish writes (Omni 1:10)

                 k. Amaleki, the son of Abinadom finishes record and turns it over to King Benjamin (Omni 1:12)

                       (W.ofM 1:3,10)

                 l. Miscellaneous additional records referred to in the Book of Omni:

                       a. Record of the "People of Zarahemla" (the Mulekites) (Omni 1:18)

                       b. Mosiah's interpretation of the large stone (account of Coriantumr) (Omni 1:20-22)

 

4. The (Large) Plates of Nephi (Record of the Kings -- Jarom 1:14; Omni 1:11, W. Of M. 1:10) (1 Nephi 9:2, 1 Ne 19:1-4)      Although what is written in the abridgment of Mormon and Moroni is an indirect reflection of those events originally recorded on the large plates of Nephi, the only direct evidence of the contents of the large plates are "first person" quotations of actual words spoken by the individuals involved in the story. The following is a list of those direct quotations which apparently were part of the original source material used to make up the large plates of Nephi and left intact during the abridgment process. The scriptural reference to the cited record will be enclosed in parenthesis ( ), while the actual direct quotation verses will be enclosed in brackets [ ]. For the sake of order, I will assume the same number and the same names for the book divisions contained in Mormon's abridgment.130

 

     A. Record (Book) of Lehi (1 Ne 19:1-4)

     B. Record (Book) of Nephi (1 Ne 19:1) (Jacob 1:9-11) (Omni 1:11)(Jarom 1:14)

     C. Record (Book) of Mosiah

           1. Record of Mosiah1 (Omni 1:11,12,14) (W. of M. 1:10)

           2. Record of Benjamin (Mos 1:15-16)

                 a. King Benjamin's teachings to his sons concerning the records. (Mos 1:3,8) [Mos 1:3-7]

                 b. King Benjamin's asks Mosiah to make an official proclamation. (Mos 1:9-10) [Mos 1:10-14]

                 c. King Benjamin's final address. (Mos 2:8-9) [Mos 2:9-41; 3:1-27; 4:2,4-30; 5:2-15]

           3. Record of Mosiah2, son of Benjamin (Mosiah2 was the last of the Nephite kings) (Mos 1:10,16)

           4. Record of Zeniff.131 (Mos 8:5)(Mos 9 Subtitle)(Mos 22:14)(Mos 25:5)

                 a. Writings of Zeniff [Mos 9:1-19; 10:1-22]

                 b. Prophecies & Story of Abinadi [Mos 11:20-25, 27-28; 12:1-16, 18, 20-37; 13:1-4, 6-35; 14:1-12;

                       15:1-31; 16:1-15; 17:7-20]

                 c. Account of Gideon's Insurrection [Mos 19:7]

                 d. Limhi meets wounded Lamanite king (Mos 20:12-13) [Mos 20:13-24]

                 e. Official meeting of King Limhi, Ammon, Amaleki, Helem, and Hem. (Mos 7:8) [Mos 7:9-15]

                 f. Limhi rehearses history to his people (Mos 7:18) [Mos 7:18-33]

                       1. How they came to be in bondage (Mos 7:21) [Mos 7:18-25]

                       2. Abinadi and transgressions (Mos 7:26-28) [Mos 7:26-33]

                 g. Limhi to Ammon on 43 man expedition & 24 gold plates. (Mos 8:6-7) [Mos 8:7-21]

                 h. Escape plan presented by Ammon to Limhi (Mos 22:3) [Mos 22:3-8]

           5. Record of Alma1 (17:4) (Mos 23 Subtitle) (Mos 25:6)

                 a. Record of 1st baptisms [Mos 18:8-13]

                 b. Alma's discourse in the land of Helam on kingship [Mos 23:7-14]

                 c. Account of deliverance of Alma & followers from Amulon [Mos 24:13-14, 16-17, 23]

           6. Account of Alma1 and unbelievers (Mos 26:1-7, 14, 33) [Mos 26:11-32]

           7. Account of Alma the younger's conversion (Mos 27:8) [Mos 27:13-16, 24-31]

           8. King Mosiah's written words on kingcraft (Mos 29:4,33) [Mos 29:4-32]

     D. The Book of Alma, the Son of Alma

           1. Record of Alma2, son of Alma1 (Mos 29:42) (Alma 37:1-2)

                 A. Court proceedings of Alma2 and Nehor (Alma 1:10) [Alma 1:12-14]

                 B. War with Amlicites--Words of Nephi quoted (Alma 3:14) [Alma 3:14-17] From Large or Small

                       plates?

                 C. Alma's Missionary Journal (Alma 5 subtitle, 7 subtitle, 9 subtitle)

                       1. Alma's call to repentance in city of Zarahemla (Alma 5:1) [Alma 5:3-62]

                       2. Alma's testimony of Redeemer to people of Gideon [Alma 7:1-27]

                       3. Alma & people of Ammonihah (Alma 8:8) [Alma 8:11-12, 15-17, 19-20, 23-26, 29]

                       4. Words of Alma & Amulek to Ammonihah (Alma 9 subtitle) [Alma ch. 9-14]

                             a. Alma to people [Alma 9]

 

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                             b. Part of Amulek's words to people (Alma 9:34) [Alma 10:1-29]

                             c. Zeezrom & Amulek (Alma 11:21) [Alma 11:21-45]

                             d. Alma to Zeezrom & multitude (Alma 12:2; 13:31) [Alma 12:3-6, 9-37; 13:1-30]

                             e. Alma & Amulek on deaths of converts (Alma 14:10) [Alma 14:10-15, 19-21, 24,

                                   26]

                       5. Alma, Amulek, & Zeezrom in Sidom (Alma 15:5) [Alma 15:6-10]

                 D. Account of Sons of Mosiah (Alma 17 subtitle)

                       1. Ammon & king Lamoni (Alma 18:1) [Alma 18:2-4, 10-11, 13-41]

                       2. Ammon, queen, & people [Alma 19:4-5, 8-10, 12-13, 19-21, 29]

                       3. Ammon & Lamoni journey to Middoni [Alma 20:2-5, 7, 9-10, 13, 15, 17-19, 22-27]

                       4. Aaron in synagogue (Alma 21:5) [Alma 21: 5-8]

                       5. Aaron & king of land of Nephi (Alma 22:1) [Alma 22:2-11, 15-16, 18, 20, 22]

                       6. Official command concerning Anti-Nephi-Lehi matter (Alma 24:6) [Alma 24:7-19]

                       7. Ammon recounts blessings-Aaron rebukes him (Alma 26:1) [Alma 26:1-37]

                       8. Official voice of Nephites concerning people of Ammon [Alma 27:22-24]

                 E. Alma's desire to cry repentance [Alma 29:1-17]

                 F. Account of anti-Christ Korihor (Alma 30:12)

                       1. Manner of preaching [Alma 30:13-16]

                       2. Korihor & High Priest of Gideon [Alma 30:22-28]

                       3. Korihor & Alma (30:30) [Alma 30:32-49, 51-53, 55]

                 G. Alma's Mission to the Zoramites (Alma 31:5-6)

                       1. Worship of Zoramites (Alma 31:14) [Alma 31:15-18]

                       2. Prayer of Alma (Alma 31:26) [Alma 31:26-35]

                       3. Poor people & Alma on hill Onidah (Alma 32:5) [Alma 32:5, 8-43; 33:2-23]

                       4. Amulek's testimony on hill Onidah (Alma 34:1) [Alma 34:2-41]

                 H. The commandments of Alma to his son Helaman (Alma 36 subtitle) [Alma ch. 36, 37]

                 I. The commandments of Alma to his son Shiblon (Alma 38 subtitle) [Alma 38]

                 J. The Commandments of Alma to his son Corianton (Alma 39 subtitle) [Alma ch. 39-42]

           2. Record of Helaman1, son of Alma2 (Alma 37:1-2)

                 A. Alma to Helaman - prophecies (Alma 45:2) [Alma 45:2-14, 16]

                 B. Moroni's official military account (Alma 43:16-17)

                       1. Moroni & Zerahemna (Alma 44:1) [Alma 44:1-11, 14]

                       2. Moroni's Title of Liberty (Alma 46:12) [Alma 46:12, 18, 20, 23-27]

                       3. Moroni quotes from Brass Plates-Joseph's coat [Alma 46:24-26]

                       4. Epistle of Moroni to Ammoron (Alma 54:4) [Alma 54:5-14]

                       5. 2nd Epistle of Ammoron to Moroni (Alma 54:15) [Alma 54:16-24]

                       6. Moroni's words [Alma 55:2-3]

                       7. Laman's account of freeing prisoners from city of Gid [Alma 55:8-12]

                       8. Helaman's epistle to Moroni (Alma 56:1-2) [Alma 56:2-57, ch 57, 58]

                       9. Official report of Gid (Alma 57:29-30) [Alma 57:30-35]

                       10. 2nd epistle from Moroni to Pahoran (Alma 60:1) [Alma 60:1-36]

                       11. Epistle of Pahoran to Moroni (Alma 61:1) [Alma 61:2-21]

           3. Record of Shiblon, son of Alma2 (Alma 63:1) (Alma 37:1-2)

     E. The Book of Helaman

           1. Record of Helaman2, son of Helaman1 (Alma 63:11)

           2. Record of Nephi2, son of Helaman2 (Hel 3:37) (3 Ne 1:2) (3 Ne 2:9)

                 a. Teachings of Helaman to Nephi & Lehi (Hel 5:5, 13) {Hel 5:6-12]

                 b. Account of Nephi & Lehi in prison (Hel 5:26) [Hel 5:26, 29, 32, 38-41, 47]

                 c. Garden tower prophecy of Nephi (Hel 7 subtitle) (Hel 7:6) [Hel 7:6-9, 13-29; 8:1-2, 5-9, 11-28; 9:12,

                        16-17, 20-36; 10:4-11, 14]

                 d. Nephi to the Lord about famine (Hel 11:3,9) [Hel 11:4, 10-16]

                 e. Account of Samuel the Lamanite (Hel 13 subtitle)(Hel 14:1) [Hel 13:5-39; 14:2-31; 15:1-17]

     F. The Book of Nephi, the Son of Nephi, which was the Son of Helaman (First Edition) (3 Ne 1:2) (3 Ne 2:9)

           1. Record of Nephi3 son of Nephi2 (3 Ne 1:2) (3 Ne 2:9) (4 Nephi title)

                 a. Epistle of Giddianhi to Lachoneus (3 Ne 3:1) [3 Ne 3:2-10]

 

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                 b. Words & prophecies of Lachoneus to people (3 Ne 3:15, 16) [3 Ne 3:15]

                 c. Account of Zemnarihah [3 Ne 4:29-30, 32]

                 d. Account of destruction at Christ's crucifixion (3 Ne 9:1) [3 Ne 9:2-22; 10:4-7]

                 e. Account of Christ's visit & part of his teachings (3 Ne 11 subtitle)(3 Ne 26:7,11) (3 Ne 26:6)

                       [3 Ne 11:7, 10-11, 14, 17, 21-41; ch 12, 13, 14; 15:1, 3-24; ch 16; 17:1-4, 6-8, 14, 16-17,

                       20,23; 18:5-7, 10-16, 17-25, 27-35; 19:20-23, 26, 28-29, 35-36; 20:8, 10-46; ch 21, 22;

                       3:1-7, 9-11; 26:2-11; 27:2-33; 28:1-11]

                       1. Christ recites and has recorded the record of Malachi (3 Ne 24:1) [3 Ne 24:1-18; 25:1-6]

     G. The Book of Nephi, which is the Son of Nephi, One of the Disciples of Jesus Christ (First Edition)

           a. Record of Nephi4, son of Nephi3

           b. Record of Amos1, son of Nephi4 (4 Ne 1:19-21)

           c. Record of Amos2, son of Amos1 (4 Ne 1:21) (4 Ne 1:47)

           d. Record of Ammaron, brother of Amos2 (4 Ne 1:47)

     H. Book of Mormon (First Edition)

           a. Record of Mormon2, son of Mormon1 (Mormon 1:1-5) (Mormon 2:18)

     I. Record of Moroni ??? , son of Mormon (Mmn 6:6; 8:1) (Eth 5:1) - Answer = NO! (Mormon 8:5)zf132 (Moroni 1:1-4)

 

5. Record of the "People of Zarahemla" (the Mulekites) (Omni 1:18)

 

6. Mosiah's interpretation of the large stone (account of Coriantumr) (Omni 1:20-22)

 

7. 24 gold plates-- Book of Ether (Ether's abridgement?)133 (Mosiah 8:9) (Ether 1:2)

     A. "The creation of the world, and also of Adam, and an account from that time even to the great tower and whatsoever things transpired among the children of men until that time" (Ether 1:3)

     B. "From the tower down until they were destroyed" (Ether 1:5)

     C. The vision of the brother of Jared (Ether 3:27)

     D. Miscellaneous additional records

           1. There were "many prophets in the days of Com who prophesied" (Ether 11:1)

           2. "An account concerning them of old, that they by their secret plans did obtain kingdoms" (Eth 8:9-22)

 

8. Record of Zeniff (Mosiah 9 subtitle) (Mosiah 25:5)

 

9. Record of Alma I (Mosiah 23 subtitle) (Mosiah 25:6)

 

10. Record of Sons of Mosiah (Alma 17 subtitle)

 

11. Mosiah's translation of the 24 gold plates (Mosiah 28:11-17)

     A. "The creation of the world, and also of Adam, and an account from that time even to the great tower and whatsoever things transpired among the children of men until that time" (Ether 1:3)

     B. "From the tower down until they were destroyed" (Ether 1:5)

     C. The vision of the brother of Jared (Ether 3:27) (Ether 4:1-2)

     D. Miscellaneous additional records

           1. There were "many prophets in the days of Com who prophesied" (Ether 11:1)

           2. "An account concerning them of old, that they by their secret plans did obtain kingdoms" (Eth 8:9-22)

 

12. Records of the "Land Northward" (Helaman 3:13-16)

 

13. The Set of Plates (Plates of Mormon & Moroni) compiled by Mormon & Moroni and given to Joseph Smith:

 

     A. Mormon and Moroni's Title Page134 (History of the Church 1:71)

 

     B. Mormon's Abridgement of the Large Plates of Nephi (3 Ne 5:9-20) (Mormon 2:18) (See #4 "Large Plates of Nephi")

        (Lost 116 Pages of the Original Manuscript) -- "Plates of Lehi"

 

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           1. Book Of Lehi135

                 a. Nephi "engraves" Record of Lehi (1 Ne 19:1-4)

           2. Book Of Nephi136

                 a. Prophecies of Nephi1 (1 Ne 19:1)

                 b. Record of Kings --(Nephi II ---> Nephi XI ? (Jacob 1:9-11 -- See Chronology)137 (Omni 1:11)(Jarom

                       1:14)

           3a. Book Of Mosiah (Title & subscript, part of Chapter 1)138

                 a. Record of Mosiah1 (Omni 1:11,12,14) (W. of M. 1:10)

 

        (Remainder of the Original Manuscript)

           3b. Book Of Mosiah [Mosiah ch 1-29]

                 a. (Chapter 1, Chapter 2 were translated but not published) (D&C 10:41)139

                 b. Record of Benjamin (Mos 1:15-16)140

                 c. Record of Mosiah2, son of Benjamin (Mosiah2 was the last of the Nephite kings) (Mos 1:10,16)

                 d. Miscellaneous additional records not written by Mosiah1, Benjamin, or Mosiah2, but incorporated into their records on the Large plates and/or Mormon's abridgement of the Large

                       Plates:

                       1. Record of Zeniff (Mosiah 9 subtitle)

                             a. Zeniff (Mos 9:1)

                             b. Noah (Mos 10:22; 11:1)

                                   1. Prophecies of Abinadi? [Mos 12-16]141

                             c. Limhi (Mos 19:26)

                       2. Record of Alma1 (Mosiah 23)

                             a. Prophecies of Abinadi (Mos 17:4) [Mosiah 12-16]

           4. The Book of Alma, the Son of Alma (First Edition) [Alma ch 1 - 63]

                 a. Record of Alma2, son of Alma1 (Mos 29:42) (Alma 37:1-2)

                       1. Miscellaneous additional records not written by Alma2 but incorporated into the record of

                             Alma2 on the Large plates and/or Mormon's abridgement of the Large Plates:

                             a. Amulek's personal record of his conversion [Alma 10:1-11]

                             b. Record of the Sons of Mosiah [Alma 17-27]

                                   1. Record of Ammon (Alma 17:1) [Alma 17-20]

                                   2. Record of Aaron, and Muloki and their brethren [Alma 21-26]

                 b. Record of Helaman1, son of Alma2 (Alma 37:1-2)

                       1. Miscellaneous additional records not written by Helaman1 but incorporated into the                              record

                             of Helaman1 on the Large plates and/or Mormon's abridgement of the Large Plates:                              a. The first epistle of Ammaron to captain Moroni (Alma 54: 1)

                             b. The epistle of captain Moroni to Ammoron [Alma 54:4-14] (Alma 54:4)

                             c. The 2nd epistle of Ammaron to Moroni (Alma 54:15) [Alma 54:15-24]

                             d. The epistle of Helaman to Moroni [Alma 56-58] (Alma 56:1)

                             e. The 1st epistle of Moroni to Pahoran (Alma 59:3)

                             f. The 2nd epistle of captain Moroni to Pahoran [Alma 60] (Alma 60:1)

                             g. The epistle of Pahoran to captain Moroni [Alma 61] (Alma 61:1)

                 c. Record of Shiblon, son of Alma2 (Alma 63:1) (Alma 37:1-2)

           5. The Book of Helaman (See subtitle) [Helaman ch 1-16]

                 a. Record of Helaman2, son of Helaman1 (Alma 63:11)

                       1. Miscellaneous additional records not written by Helaman2, but referred to or incorporated

                             into the record of Helaman2 on the Large plates and/or Mormon's abridgement of

                             the Large Plates:

                             a. The records of the Nephites up to the time of Helaman (Alma 63:12)142

                             b. records of the "Land Northward" (Helaman 3:13-16)

                             c. The prophecies of Samuel the Lamanite (3 Ne 23:9-13) [Helaman 13-15]

                 b. Record of Nephi2, son of Helaman2 (Hel 3:37) (3 Ne 1:2) (3 Ne 2:9)

           6. The Book of Nephi, the Son of Nephi, which was the Son of Helaman (First Edition)143 [3 Nephi ch 1-30]

                 a. Record of Nephi3, son of Nephi2 (3 Ne 1:2) (3 Ne 2:9) (Subtitle of 4th Nephi) (4 Ne 1:18-19)

                       1. Miscellaneous additional records not written by Nephi3, but referred to or incorporated into

 

     A Comprehensive List of Records Mentioned in the Book of Mormon (Continued)

 

                             the record of Nephi3 on the Large plates and/or Mormon's abridgement of the Large

                             Plates:

                             a. The epistle of Giddianhi to Lachoneus [3 Ne 3:2-10];

                             b. A "true" record of Christ's visit and teachings (3 Ne 5:8-9) [3 Ne 11-26]

           7. The Book of Nephi, which is the Son of Nephi, One of the Disciples of Jesus Christ (First Edition)144

                 4 Nephi 1]

                 a. Record of Nephi4, son of Nephi3145

                 b. Record of Amos1, son of Nephi4 (4 Ne 1:19-21)

                 c. Record of Amos2,146 son of Amos1 (4 Ne 1:21) (4 Ne 1:47)

                 d. Record of Ammaron, brother of Amos3 (4 Ne 1:47)

           8. Book of Mormon (First Edition) [Mormon ch 1 - 9]147

                 a. Record of Mormon2, son of Mormon1 (Mormon 1:1-5) (Mormon 2:18)

                       1. Miscellaneous additional records not written by Mormon but incorporated into the record of

                             Mormon on the Large plates and/or Mormon's abridgement of the Large Plates:

                             a. The epistles of the Lamanite king(s) to Mormon (Mormon 3:4) (Mormon 6:2-3)

     

     C. Writings of Moroni: Moroni included these writings:

           1. Mormon 8-9; Moroni finishes father's record

           2. Moroni's abridgement of the Record of Ether [Ether 1-4, 6-15]148

                 a. Creation --> Tower (Not included) (Ether 1:3)

                 b. Tower --> Vision of Brother of Jared (Ether 1:5) [Ether 1:1-3:28]

          (SEALED)      c. Moroni's Translation?/Abridgement?/Copying? of the experiences of the Brother of Jared while with

           I            Christ on the mount) (Ether 3:27-4:1)(Ether 4:4-7)

           I            1. Experiences beyond the veil (Ether 3:19-21)

          (SEALED)            2. "The unfolding of all my (Christ's) revelations" (Ether 4:7)149

 

                 d. End of Moroni's writings of Brother of Jared --> Destruction of Jaredites [Ether 4-15]

                       1. The Lord commands Moroni to seal words of the brother of Jared & seal interpreters(?)

                             [Ether 4:5-19]

                       2. Moroni to future translator. [Ether 5]

                       3. Ether's Predictions [Ether 13:2-12]

                       4. Moroni forbidden to write more (Ether 13:13)

           3. Moroni will write "a few things contrary to that which I had supposed" (Moroni 1)

                 a. Teachings related to ordinances enacted at Christ's visit and recorded by Nephi (Moroni 2-6)

                 b. Mormon's teachings on faith, hope, charity [Moroni 7]

                 c. Mormon's previous epistles to Moroni [Moroni 8-9]

                 d. Moroni's farewell [Moroni 10]

 

     D. The Small Plates of Nephi150 (W. of M. 1:3-7) [1 Nephi 1 - Omni 1]

 

     E. Words of Mormon [W of M. 1]

           1. Mormon seems to give the explanatory basis for putting the small plates with his record (W.ofM. 1:3-7)

           2. Mormon connects the message on the small plates with the history of the reign of king Benjamin (W.ofM. 1:9

                 18)

 

 

Measures Used to Preserve the Records

 

1. The records were engraven on metal plates. (1 Ne 19:1) (Jacob 4:1) (Mormon 8:5)

2. The records were kept by kings. (Jarom 1:14) (Omni 1:11) (W. of M. 1:10)

3. The records were kept by covenant. (1 Ne 19:1-4) (Enos 1:16-18) (3 Ne 5:14) (3 Ne 5:20)

4. The records were kept away from the Lamanites or dissenters who sought to destroy them. (2 Ne 26:17) (Enos 1:14) (Alma

     14:8) (Mormon 6:6)

5. The records were hidden in the ground. (Mormon 1:3) (Mormon 4:23) (Mormon 6:6) (Mormon 8:4) (Ether 15:11)

 

     A Comprehensive List of Records Mentioned in the Book of Mormon (Continued)

 

 

Fate of the Records

 

     There are multiple prophecies contained in the Book of Mormon which tell of the coming forth of all the records to the world. The following is a list of scriptures which deal with the promises concerning the fate of the records:

 

     1. Title Page: The record of Mormon & Moroni is "to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile."

     2. 1 Nephi 14:26: The things that the Lord showed Nephi were the same as those written by John and are "to come forth in their purity" and "in the own due time of the Lord."

     3. Alma 37:1-7: The plates of brass will "go forth unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that they shall know of the mysteries contained thereon."

     4. 3 Nephi 26:6-10: The teachings of the Savior to the Nephites were partially written by Mormon "to the intent that they may be brought again unto this people, from the Gentiles, according to the words which Jesus hath spoken."

     5. 3 Nephi 27:23-26: The Savior makes the command "to write the works of this people," because "out of the books which have been written, and which shall be written, shall this people be judged."

     6. 4 Nephi 1:48-49: Ammaron hid up all the sacred records "that they might come again unto the remnant of the house of Jacob according to the prophecies and the promises of the Lord."

     7. Mormon 5:8-14: Mormon writes these things "unto the remnant of the house of Jacob; and they are written after this manner, because it is known of God that wickedness will not bring them forth unto them; and they are to be hid up unto the Lord that they may come forth in his own due time."

     8. Ether 1:3,4: Moroni writes concerning the Book of Ether and the 24 plates, "I do not write those things which transpired from the days of Adam until that time; but they are had upon the plates; and whoso findeth them, the same will have power that he may get the full account.

     9. Ether 4:5,6,7: Moroni writes concerning the "very things which the brother of Jared saw" and which "I have written upon these plates": "For the Lord said unto me: They shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity, and become clean before the Lord. And in that day that they shall exercise faith in me, saith the Lord, even as the brother of Jared did, that they may become sanctified in me, then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations, saith Jesus Christ."