26.03.

1830: Book of Mormon Published

1830: Book of Mormon Published
Photo Credit To Wikipedia Commons/ Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah

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  • Historical event:
  • 26 March 1830
  • The founder of the Mormon religion claimed that he translated the Book of Mormon from golden plates revealed to him by the Angel Moroni, which were buried for over 1,400 years in a hill in New York State.

The most sacred Mormon text – The Book of Mormon – was published in the little town of Palmyra in the U.S. state of New York, on this day in 1830 by the founder of the religion, Joseph Smith.

The Mormons are today a significant religious community of about 14 million members, and their center is in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Contrary to popular belief, Mormons no longer practice polygamy, except in some fundamentalist groups.

Cover page of The Book of Mormon from an original 1830 edition
Cover page of The Book of Mormon from an original 1830 edition

The Mormon Church is officially called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The founder, Joseph Smith, claimed that he translated the Book of Mormon from golden plates revealed to him by the Angel Moroni, which were buried for over 1,400 years in a hill in the State of New York.

These plates, written in a reformed Egyptian script, were, according to Mormon belief, buried by the people that God brought to America from Jerusalem before Jesus’s birth.

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