Book of Mormon

Week 12: Nephite spiritual decline; righteous Nephites led to Zarahemla

Enos, Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon, and Mosiah 1

21 January 2016

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Additional reading and links

  • For more information on how the small plates of Nephi became the replacement for the lost 116 manuscript pages of the Book of Mormon, see the notes and slideshow for Doctrine and Covenants lesson 3.
  • Mosiah chapter 1 is identified as “Chapter III” in the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon. The evidence strongly indicates that what were originally chapters 1 and 2 of Mosiah were part of the 116 manuscript pages lost by Martin Harris. Royal Skousen, editor of the Book of Mormon Critical Text project, discusses this with Michael De Groote in “Scholar’s Corner: The stolen chapters of Mosiah,” Deseret News , last modified 24 June 2010.

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