Journal of Book of Mormon Studies


Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, Enos, Jacob, Jarom, Omni, Mormon, Records, Jaredite Plates, Large Plates, Small plates, Modern Church, Restoration, Coming forth of the Book of Mormon


The records of the Nephite, Jaredite, and Mulekite peoples comprise the Book of Mormon, of which Mormon is the principal editor. Four divisions are evident—namely, the small plates of Nephi, Mormon’s explanatory notes, the literary labors of Mormon, and the literary labors of Moroni. The first division, the small plates of Nephi, is analyzed in this chapter.