Urim and Thummim
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    Moroni with plates and Urim and Thummim

    Urim and Thummim

    Overview

    An ancient instrument or tool prepared by God and used by Joseph Smith to aid in the translation of the Book of Mormon. God provided a Urim and Thummim to His prophets in ancient times (see Exodus 28:30; 1 Samuel 28:6; Ezra 2:63).

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    “The Contributions of Martin Harris,” Church History

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    “Joseph the Seer,” Ensign, October 2015

    “Great and Marvelous Are the Revelations of God,” Ensign, January 2013

    “Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon,” Friend, September 2004

    “Moroni—Joseph Smith’s Tutor,” Ensign, January 1992

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