Mormon studies, translation, Book of Mormon
This paper aims to stimulate specific thinking about the intense and complex events during which the Book of Mormon was translated in 1829. Encouraged initially by Elder Neal A. Maxwell, and building on my chapter in the second edition of Opening the Heavens, this article strives to be as precise as possible about the timing of the events and progress of the Book of Mormon translation during the months and days it took place. In 1834, Oliver Cowdery wrote, “These were days never to be forgotten—to sit under the sound of a voice dictated by the inspiration of heaven, awakened the utmost gratitude.” Looking closely at the documents and the dating of all that happened during the three months of April, May, and June 1829 can likewise awaken a greater sense of gratitude and respect for this extraordinary volume of scripture.
Welch, John W.
"Timing the Translation of the Book of Mormon: "Days [and Hours] Never to Be Forgotten","
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 57
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol57/iss4/3