Insight of the Night!


We are sitting here at our study group, and MaryLu just had the insight of the night!

So, if Moroni’s portion of the plates were separate, that is, rather than 3 separate parts:

1. Sealed portion

2. Mormon’s abridgement

3. Small plates

But instead, she points out it should be 4 sections:

1. Sealed portion

2. Mormon’s abridgement

3. Small plates

4. Moroni’s plates

The reason this is so interesting, is because if Moroni’s plates were physically separate (but then put together, of course), then it would sound like  Mormon writes his abridgment, physically adds the small plates, then Moroni writes AFTER that (his record was added physically after the small plates!). But, Mormon said that he searched and “found” the small plates, so it doesn’t sound like they were very commonly known about!!

This means Moroni has a very unusual relationship to the small plates. He would have been one of the few Nephite writers who were familiar with them. And seeing them right there in the plates before his own record, it would seem he would be very influenced by them!

What an insight!!

Kim was there too.

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