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TitleCopper, Bronze, and Brass
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsPhillips, Wm. Revell
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination42-43, 82
KeywordsAncient Near East; Metallurgy; Nephi (Son of Lehi)

Although Nephi’s tools were most likely made of iron or steel, bronze remains a possibility. The making of brass or bronze requires the creation of a copper alloy, and examples of such alloys are found in both the Old World and the New World. The nature of the alloys differed depending on the minerals available.