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KnoWhy #65 - Why Did Jacob Call His Record the “Plates of Jacob”? (Jacob 3:14)
|KnoWhy #65 - Why Did Jacob Call His Record the “Plates of Jacob”? (Jacob 3:14)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
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|Jacob (Son of Lehi); Plates of Jacob; Recordkeeping
When the small plates of Nephi were passed on to Jacob, he dubbed them “the plates of Jacob.” This naming practice may help explain why the lost 116 pages were said be an abridgment, in one instance, “of the account of Nephi” and in another, “the plates of Lehi.” Since Nephi copied Lehi’s record onto his own plates, perhaps they could be termed “the plates of Lehi.” The complexity of all the different records and plates requires careful study to fully understand.
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