Did Joseph Smith use the Urim and Thummim?
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Just so, what is the purpose of the Urim and Thummim?
Considering the scholars' conclusion that Urim essentially means "guilty" and Thummim essentially means "innocent", this would imply that the purpose of the Urim and Thummim was an ordeal to confirm or refute suspected guilt; if the Urim was selected it meant guilt, while selection of the Thummim would mean innocence.
Also Know, what did Joseph Smith use to translate the golden plates? After the loss of the first 116 manuscript pages, Smith translated with a single seer stone, which some sources say he had previously used in treasure-seeking. Smith placed the stone in a hat, buried his face in it to eliminate all outside light, and peered into the stone to see the words of the translation.
Beside this, how did Joseph Smith obtain the brown seer stone?
According to an uncorroborated account by Hale, Smith attempted to locate the mine by burying his face in a hat containing the seer stone; however, as the treasure hunters got close to their objective, Smith said that an enchantment became so strong that Smith could no longer see it.
Where is Joseph Smith's seer stone?
Joseph Smith's seer stone will be put on public display in an LDS Church visitors center in Harmony, Pennsylvania.