Moroni Burying the Plates – A.D. 421 and Moroni and the Boy Joseph A.D. 1823
“And I exhort you to remember these things;… Did I not declare my words unto you, which were written by this man, like as one crying from the dead, yea, even as one speaking out of the dust?” ~Moroni 10:27
The last Book of Mormon prophet to write on the Gold Plates was Moroni. Before sealing them up unto the Lord he bears his testimony of the truthfulness of the writings in the plates for the future readers of the book. Over 1400 years later, the Boy Prophet Joseph, is shown the Gold Plates by this same ancient Prophet. Joseph Smith would eventually translate the writings and publish them in one of the most influential books in our day, the book we call The Book of Mormon.