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Our Most Ancient Scripture

Gorton, H Clay. "Our Most Ancient Scripture." Latter-day Magazine On-line (1996).

Our Most Ancient Scripture

H. Clay Gorton 

After Lehi and his family left Jerusalem, the Lord appeared to him in a dream and commanded him to send his sons back to obtain a written account that he identified as the record of the Jews and a genealogy of his forefathers. (1 Nephi 3:3) This record, known as the Brass Plates of Laban, was written in Egyptian hieroglyphs (Mosiah 1:2-4) and was in the possession of a man called Laban.