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An Examination of the Book of Mormon and its Chief Witnesses Joseph Smith the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints claimed that he received the Book of Mormon as a revelation from God He said that the heavenly being Moroni appeared to him and directed him to some buried gold plates which contained ancient writings His task then was to translate these ancient writings with the help of seer stones which were also buried with the gold plates Smith received strict directions from the heavenly being that he was to show the plates to no one except for appointed individuals The Book of Mormon in its preface identifies these as eleven persons the three witnesses and the eight witnesses A student of religion would now be interested in knowing something about these witnesses for only then can we evaluate their worth as witnesses The Book of Mormon names the three witnesses as Oliver Cowdery David Whitmer and Martin Harris The book also names the eight witnesses as follows Christian Whitmer Jacob Whitmer Peter Whitmer Jr John Whitmer Hiram Page Joseph Smith Sr Hyrum Smith and Samuel H Smith Who were these persons And what can we know about them that would give us reason to either believe or disbelieve them as witnesses in this most important matter A good place to look for information would be the publications of the Mormons themselves since they should more than anyone else be interested in preserving histories of their principal witnesses This approach could be used at least as a starting point for gathering information before further scrutiny and investigative work In this study I would like to turn to two books published by the Mormons to find information about the chief witnesses The first book is the Doctrine and Covenant a book of authoritative scriptures for the Mormons The second book is Church History Timeline by William
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