The Book Of Mormons Essay

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The Book of Mormons was first published in 1830 by a man named Joseph Smith. Many critics have criticized Joseph Smith, and say that he fabricated the Book of Mormons. Joseph Smith claims that it is an ancient text. However it came to be, it has become a prominent belief system in many parts of the world. The Book of Mormons has a very interesting story from its origins to its content, religious significance, and history. Joseph Smith claims that he was seventeen years old when he had the prophecy of the Book of Mormons. On September 21, 1823, an angel named Maroni came to him and the angel told him that there were some ancient writings in a hill. The hill was located in what is now Wayne County, New York. Joseph Smith says that the angel…show more content…
The title page was the writing that Maroni wrote, and it stated” to [show] unto the remnant of the house of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; ... and also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations." Much like the Bible the Book of Mormons is organized in small story and book in the book each with a name of a great leader. The Book of Mormons is basically in chronological order meaning that the earliest books are from the early periods, and the later books are from the later periods. The first book is set in Jerusalem in 600 BC. There are six books in what is considered the Small Plates of Nephi, and they are: The First Book of Nephi, The Second Book of Nephi, the Book of Jacob, the Book of Enos, the Book of Jarom, and the Book of Omni. The beginning of these six books tell the story of Lehi a man that lead his family and several others from the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC to America by way of ships. The Small Plates of the Nephi largely deal with two different groups that constantly went war with one another, and the two groups names were the Nephites and the Lamanites. These six books range from 600 B.C. to 130 B.C. These book are generally told from a first person
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