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Out of Bondage through Covenants

      Jarom -- Mosiah


 

 

 

     WORDS OF MORMON

 

 

 

 

Words of Mormon 1:3 And now I speak concerning that which I have written (Illustration): Chart: Writings of Mormon. [Adapted from John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch, Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching, F.A.R.M.S., Chart 20]

 

Words of Mormon 1:3 After I had made an abridgment from the plates of Nephi (Illustration): Mormon Abridging the Plates. [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gospel Art, #306]

Words of Mormon 1:5 I cannot write the hundredth part of the things of my people (Illustration): Chart: References Showing We Have Less Than One Percent of What Was Written. [Raymond C. Treat, "What Is in the Book of Mormon Is There for a Purpose," in Recent Book of Mormon Developments, Vol. 2, p. 173]

 

Words of Mormon 1:7 I do this for a wise purpose (Lost 116 Pages) (Illustration): At least two sizes of "foolscap" paper were used in the Original Manuscript. The drawing above illustrates how they were folded to create long and short page sizes. The longer pages from the first half of First Nephi resulted when 13-1/4" by 16-1/2" sheets were folded and sewn the long direction, thus creating a page size of 6-5/8" by 16-1/2". The shorter pages were created from 13" by 16" sheets, which were folded and sewn the short length, resulting in page size of 8" by 13". This is the size of the existing pages from the book of Alma. [Shirley R. Heater, "History of the Manuscripts of the Book of Mormon," in Recent Book of Mormon Developments, Vol. 2, p. 68]

 

Words of Mormon 1:7 I do this for a wise purpose (Lost 116 Pages) (Illustration): The Original Manuscript page containing the equivalent of what is now found in 1 Nephi 7:17 thru 1 Nephi 8:11 (roughly 1 page of the 1981 edition). [Shirley R. Heater, "History of the Manuscripts of the Book of Mormon," in Recent Book of Mormon Developments, Vol. 2, p. 68]

 

Words of Mormon 1:7 I do this for a wise purpose (Lost 116 Pages) (Illustration): Surviving portions of the Original Manuscript. [Shirley R. Heater, "History of the Manuscripts of the Book of Mormon," in Recent Book of Mormon Developments, Vol. 2, p. 75]

 

Words of Mormon 1:9 I make it according to the knowledge and the understanding which God has given me (Illustration): Chart: "The Contents of the Book of Mormon Were Divinely Controlled." [Raymond C. Treat, "What Is in the Book of Mormon Is There for a Purpose," in Recent Book of Mormon Developments, Vol. 2, p. 172]

Words of Mormon 1:10 Amaleki . . . delivered up these [small] plates into the hands of king Benjamin (Nephite Record Keepers) [Illustration]: Nephite Record Keepers. Adapted from [Church Educational System, Book of Mormon Student Manual: Religion 121 and 122, 1989, p. 155]

 

Geographical Theory Map: WofM 1:13-18 (Omni 1:24) Lamanites Come Down Against King Benjamin (Year 466-476)