0 Why did Nephi make his plates?

There were two stones ... the Urim and Thummim ... these stones were what constituted seers ... for the purpose of translating the book. Joseph Smith - History 1:35

Trivia: In Joseph Smith's first vision, the beliefs of which churches were said to be abominations by the two men standing in the air?

Why did Nephi make his plates?


For a wise but unknown purpose.

The Lord hath commanded me to make these plates for a wise purpose in him, which purpose I know not. 1 Nephi 9:5

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