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6 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2008 - 10:47AM #1
Steve1939
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How accurate are these dates/facts?



1820 Spring - Joseph Smith First vision

1821 - ??? - nothing happen in regards to JS & Book of Mormon

1822 - ??? - nothing happen in regards to JS & BOM

1823 - Moroni visit # 1 - JS not worthy

1824 - Moroni visit # 2- JS not worthy

1825 - Moroni visit #  3- JS not worthy

1826 - Moroni visit #  4- JS not worthy

1827 - Moroni visit #  5 - JS worthy, receives BOM golden plates

1828 Jan - Anton transcript - {accepted then?} rejected by Anton

1828 April or June - Translates and loses [or were stolen} 116 pages - Book of Lehi - never retranslated

1829 March - a few pages translated

1829 April 5 -  Oliver Cowdery boards with Smiths' parents, & helps JS w/ BOM translation.

1829 June- BOM translation finished

1928 June 11 -  copyright obtained in NY

1829 August - Typesetting began

1830 March 26- advertised for sale

1830 April 6 - the Church of Christ, as LDS church was first called, was officially organized with six members.
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6 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2008 - 2:43PM #2
Ironhold
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[QUOTE=Steve1939;536895]
1820 Spring - Joseph Smith First vision



Correct.

1823 - Moroni visit # 1 - JS not worthy



This was, indeed, the initial visit.

1827 - Moroni visit #  5 - JS worthy, receives BOM golden plates



Correct. This was shortly after he married Emma.

1828 Jan - Anton transcript - {accepted then?} rejected by Anton



The incident with Anton took place in February, not January.

1828 April or June - Translates and loses [or were stolen} 116 pages - Book of Lehi - never retranslated



The incident took place during June and July.

1829 April 5 -  Oliver Cowdery boards with Smiths' parents, & helps JS w/ BOM translation.



Correct.

1829 June- BOM translation finished



Correct.

1830 March 26- advertised for sale



Correct.

1830 April 6 - the Church of Christ, as LDS church was first called, was officially organized with six members.[/QUOTE]

Correct.

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6 years ago  ::  Aug 03, 2008 - 3:43PM #3
Steve1939
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Thanks for your input, Iron.
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6 years ago  ::  Sep 18, 2008 - 3:46PM #4
zerin
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Steve1939 wrote:

How accurate are these dates/facts?



1820 Spring - Joseph Smith First vision

1821 - ??? - nothing happen in regards to JS & Book of Mormon

1822 - ??? - nothing happen in regards to JS & BOM

1823 - Moroni visit # 1 - JS not worthy

1824 - Moroni visit # 2- JS not worthy

1825 - Moroni visit # 3- JS not worthy

1826 - Moroni visit # 4- JS not worthy

1827 - Moroni visit # 5 - JS worthy, receives BOM golden plates

1828 Jan - Anton transcript - {accepted then?} rejected by Anton

1828 April or June - Translates and loses [or were stolen} 116 pages - Book of Lehi - never retranslated

1829 March - a few pages translated

1829 April 5 - Oliver Cowdery boards with Smiths' parents, & helps JS w/ BOM translation.

1829 June- BOM translation finished

1928 June 11 - copyright obtained in NY

1829 August - Typesetting began

1830 March 26- advertised for sale

1830 April 6 - the Church of Christ, as LDS church was first called, was officially organized with six members.


Some additional thoughts on your questions:

1. Joseph Smith "not worthy" might not have always been a correct explanation; the "time not being right" would be a better explanation for Joseph Smith not receiving the plates in most of the instances I believe.

2. Joseph Smith received many revelations and ministration of angels between the first visit by Moroni, and receiving the plates, the details of which are not recorded in his history. It is misleading to portray those highlighted events as his only communication with God during that period.

3. The document known as the "Anthon Transcript" is of a dubious authenticity, and most likely not genuine.

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