I don’t know if Mormon had them together per se as part of the stack of gold plates joseph had or how that worked exactly.]]>
I’ve reread your original post and I can see how we’re missing each other. I didn’t know that the 116 pages came from the large plates. I’d be interested in understanding how Mormon compiled the book better.]]>
I think we’ve miscommunicated. My point is that the total number of manuscript pages is the lost pages (116) plus the pages that weren’t lost (480). You need to add those together for your denominator. If they had lost 1,000 pages would you say that they lost 208% of the BoM? I’m being anal, but your math seems off to me, especially when you throw percentages around.]]>
How many pages in the 1830 edition for 1Nephi thru Words of Mormon?]]>
Roasted, Emma was Joseph’s first scribe. She helped from the time they started including their move to Harmony and up until Martin arrived in April. If I remember right that would have been at least 3 or 4 months….obviously not as intense as when Martin was scribe.
A Random John, the complete printer’s manuscript was 480 pages, not 480 plus 116 lost. So my calculations are accurate…I think.
It would be interesting to know what Nephi really wrote on the large plates. Did he quote Isaiah as much or at all. The small plates were supposed to be the more spiritual matters, so maybe the large plates were more wars and problems.]]>
I remember reading in “By the Hand of Mormon” by Givens that Martin’s wife almost certainly burned the 116 pages. I wonder how people feel about D&C 10 in light of this.]]>