What Is the Challenge?

The Book of Mormon was translated from April 7 to June 30, 1829.

Do you have what it takes to read it in that amount of time?

The Book of Mormon Translation Challenge (#BOMTC) invites people to read the entire Book of Mormon during the same 85-day time period that it took Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to translate it. Are you ready to accept the #BOMTC?

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Traditionally, the #BOMTC has followed the pattern of beginning with 1 Nephi 1 (the first chapter in the Book of Mormon) and ending with Moroni 10 (the last chapter). However, this year we are going to do something NEW! Why? Keep reading…

Research indicates that following the loss of the 116 pages of the Book of Lehi by Martin Harris, the large plates (Mosiah through Moroni) were translated before the small plates (1 Nephi through the Words of Mormon) once the translation process was renewed with Oliver Cowdery (see Church History in the Fulness of Times, 59).

So, this year the #BOMTC is going to be following a study schedule that begins with Mosiah 1 and ends with Words of Mormon.

If you are more of the “traditionalist” reader and would like to study from 1 Nephi through Moroni, you will still be able to access a study schedule to help you.

FOR DAILY READING REMINDERS, use any of the following:

Joseph Smith received the gold plates from Moroni on September 22, 1827. “I obtained them,” the Prophet testified, “and the Urim and Thummim with them, by the means of which I translated the plates; and thus came the Book of Mormon.”

Joseph Smith received the gold plates from Moroni on September 22, 1827. “I obtained them,” the Prophet testified, “and the Urim and Thummim with them, by the means of which I translated the plates; and thus came the Book of Mormon.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, (2011), 57–68)

 

 


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