Book of Mormon/Translation/Method

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    Statements on the Book of Mormon Translation method

Joseph placed either the interpreters or the seer stone in a hat, pressed his face into the hat to block out extraneous light, and read aloud the English words that appeared on the instrument.
—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gospel Topics (2013) off-site

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A compilation of published statements on the Book of Mormon translation method in both Church and non-Church publications

The translation method has been well documented over the years both in Church and non-Church publications. These articles compile all known mentions of the translation, the Nephite interpreters, the stone and the hat and their use in the translation process. (Click here for full article)

  • 1829–1835
    Brief Summary: Chronology of statements regarding translation methods used for the Book of Mormon: 1829–1835 (Click here for full article)
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  • 1836–1840
    Brief Summary: Chronology of statements regarding translation methods used for the Book of Mormon: 1836–1840 (Click here for full article)
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  • 1841–1845
    Brief Summary: Chronology of statements regarding translation methods used for the Book of Mormon: 1841–1845 (Click here for full article)
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  • 1846–1900
    Brief Summary: Chronology of statements regarding translation methods used for the Book of Mormon: 1846–1900 (Click here for full article)
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  • 1900–2000
    Brief Summary: Chronology of statements regarding translation methods used for the Book of Mormon: 1900–2000 (Click here for full article)
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