Seer"s stone

  • 180 Pages
  • 1.16 MB
  • English
Volume II
StatementMary Seaforth.
SeriesThe Seer trilogy
The Physical Object
Pagination(180)p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15190613M
ISBN 101858460603

Credible history vs. revisionist hearsay - Answering faith crisis with real history.A story of magic, murder and betrayal. Seer Stone v. Urim and Thummim places the Book of Mormon translation on trial, presenting the latest research in one of the most comprehensive treatments of the translation process to date providing encouragement for Latter-day Saints who fear they have been "betrayed" by /5(37).

Seers Stone book. Read 17 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. My name’s Kaitlyn Felis, and I’m a treasure-hunting alchemist. I was gi /5. The first artifact on her list is the elusive Seers stone.

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Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and Author: Frances Mary Hendry. Seer Stone v. Urim and Thummim places the Book of Mormon translation on trial, presenting the latest research in one of the most comprehensive treatments of the translation process to date providing encouragement for Latter-day Saints who fear they have been “betrayed” by the translation history taught by the Church for over years.

From as early aswhen Mormonism Unvailed set forth the seer stone (“peep” stone) narrative as an alternative to the Urim and Thummim narrative, critics pushed the seer stone while Joseph and Oliver reiterated the Urim and Thummim narrative throughout their lives.

The other day our friends at Book of Mormon Central posted an article. The seer stone in a hat story is simply an attempt to discredit the truth and destroy Joseph Smith.

Sadly, Intellectuals and scholars are trying to hijack church history. Joseph’s history in the PGP uses the term Urim and Thummim 6 times–never the seer stone.

Seer stone associated with Joseph Smith, long side view Photograph by Welden C. Andersen and Richard E. Turley Jr. (Church History Library, Salt Lake City.) Seer stone The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of.

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On August 4th ofThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its latest volume of the Joseph Smith Papers Project, — Revelations and Translations, Volume 3: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon — which included photos of the brown seer stone that Joseph Smith used in the translation process of the Book of Mormon.

People wanted more information and wondered why they hadn't been aware of the stone's existence. This book discusses the origins of Joseph Smith's seer stones and explores how Joseph used them throughout his life in a way that goes beyond translating the Book of Mormon.

It also traces the provenance of his stones once they left his possession.5/5(3). Endnotes. For an overview of Joseph Smith’s use of seer stones, including a photograph of the brown stone, see Richard E.

Turley, Jr., Robin S. Jensen, and Mark Ashurst-McGee, “Joseph the Seer,” Ensign, October49–55; also Michael Hubbard MacKay and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, From Darkness Unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon (Provo, UT.

The LDS Church this week published Joseph the Seer, which explains how Joseph Smith used a seer stone to translate the Book of Mormon and includes the first pictures ever of the stone.

Seer stone belonging to Joseph Smith. When Joseph Smith received the golden plates inhe also received a translation instrument with them, “two stones in silver bows” used by “‘seers’ in ancient or former times” (Joseph Smith—History ).This instrument was referred to in the Book of Mormon as the “interpreters.”.

Magnimar's most respectable school of arcane instruction, the Stone of the Seers, stands next to the the Seerspring Gardens and its legendary spring. History. After the disappearance of the water spirit oracle that gave the name to the Gardens, Master Leis Nivlandis founded the school, hoping to emulate its teachings.

Much like the water spirit itself, the Stone of the Seers focuses on magic. For instance, the volume contains stunning, never-before-seen photographs of a seer stone that Joseph Smith used in the translation of the Book of Mormon.

Due to the prominence of the Urim and Thummim in the narrative of Church history, Turley conceded that many members might be surprised to learn that Joseph often used a seer stone during the. The authors also examine how the Book of Mormon itself provides a storyline about the history of seer stones, which also helped Joseph Smith learn about his own prophetic gifts.

Finally, this book explores how Joseph Smith took his own experiences with seer stones and created a theology of seer stones that became closely linked with his unique. The ultimate seer stone will be bestowed upon us when we are exalted and receive the Urim and Thummim spoken of in the book of Revelation.

This holy stone not just shows the past, present and future, but literally takes you there. The entire Celestial sphere of. The stone that Woodruff identified was “carried by [Joseph Smith] through life.” Woodruff had to make a conscious choice about which stone he took with him, and it is clear that he consecrated the white seer stone on the altar of the Manti Temple.

Did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon with the white seer stone. The particular seer stone used to translate text that would become The Book of Mormon was found in after Joseph Smith borrowed a seer stone from a friend to find another whitish seer stone in.

This is a list of references to seer stones in the Latter Day Saint movement role and understanding of seer stones in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shifted throughout its history.

References to the Urim and Thummim (Latter Day Saints), spectacles, and interpreters are also included, as the term has been conflated at times with the term seer stones. The papers provide a first-ever look at Joseph Smith's seer stone.

The church says it's the very stone Smith, the founder of the LDS church, used to interpret the words that led to the Book of Mormon. Revelations of the Restoration, by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Craig Ostler, pg. December Published by Deseret Book Co.

This quote is quite extensive, but can be viewed a nutshell, the authors (a couple of Latter-day Saint scholars) disagree with the idea that Joseph used a seer stone to help him translate the Book of Mormon. The Book ofI believe it’s an ancient text.

And I believe Joseph Smith translated it. I want to address Joseph Smith’s seer stone, his hat, the three witnesses, Emma Smith’s witness and Elizabeth Ann Whitmer Cowdery’s witness.I’ve always been fascinated with the seer stones – maybe I just want to believe in magic.

In fact, faith is magical, so I have no problem with. Mason Allred and Mark Ashurst-McGee discuss historical accounts of the Book of Mormon translation process, including Joseph Smith using a Seer Stone and.

In MacKay’s book Joseph Smith’s Seer Stones, he has a few other pictures of the stone that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else.

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The Nauvoo Seer Stones One of these seer stones found in Nauvoo is the sandy-colored seer stone, also known as the Bidamon seer stone which was passed from Joseph’s widow, Emma, to relations of her second. Joseph used a seer stone (probably the white one) in the translation of the book of Abraham.

Brigham Young quoted Joseph saying that he had five stones and that there was a seer stone for every person on earth. The stones important to Joseph Smith include: The chocolate colored stone; The white or cream colored stone (translucent).

Nevertheless, the seer stone was also mentioned in the Sunday school manual for that year’s study on the Doctrine and Covenants. In the Church’s fourth major companion book of scripture, the Doctrine and Covenants, it states in section   Book cover contains artist’s painting of Joseph’s white seer stone.

I was pleased that Deseret Book sent me a copy of Joseph Smith’s Seer Stones to review. I know a lot of people have complained church members have complained that we always reference the Urim and Thummim, but not seer. Lately, a narrative has crept into the church's scholarship about how the Book of Mormon was translated.

First-hand and reliable witness accounts said Joseph Smith used the Urim and Thummim, but now historians say he used a different seer stone.

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This seems to be based on quotes that appeared half a century after the translation occurred. We should be careful about these quotes from Antimormon. The Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a new video exploring Joseph Smith’s use of seer stones in the translation process of the Book of Mormon.

In the video (“Seer Stones and the Translation of the Book. Image and Description of the seer stone purchased in Susquehannah County (Note: This green seer stone was apparently sold to Joseph Smith by Jack Belcher in the 's. After his assassination in this stone was acquired by Philo Dibble, who later exhibited the stone, death masks and other historical objects on lecture tours which he conducted in Utah Territory.Widespread awareness of seer stones began with the Gospel Topics essay on Book of Mormon translation, which appeared late inbut then grew especially over the course of when: (1) From Darkness unto Light, a study of the events surrounding the translation of the Book of Mormon by Michael MacKay and Geritt Dirkmaat, appeared; (2) the Joseph Smith Papers Project published an .Eventually, even Joseph Smith used Urim and Thummim indiscriminately as labels generically representing either the Book of Mormon interpreters or the seer stone used during translation.

[52] [13] After the loss of the pages, contemporary accounts are very clear that Joseph continued the translation using his seer stone.