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The Plates of Brass: A Witness of Christ

TitleThe Plates of Brass: A Witness of Christ
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsMillet, Robert L.
Issue Number1
Date PublishedJanuary 1988
KeywordsBrass Plates; Ezias; Joseph Smith Translation; Neum; Prophet; Recordkeeping; Zenock/Zenoch (Prophet); Zenos (Prophet)

Prophetic records, such as the brass plates, are important for the preservation of God’s people. This article discusses the possible origins and the contents of the plates of brass. Gospel teachings of Israelite prophets not mentioned in the Bible (Zenos, Zenock, Neum, and Ezias), who were descendants of Joseph, show that the witness of Christ in the brass plates is more explicit than in our Old Testament. The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible may, in fact, “contain some of the information found on the plates of brass.”