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The Testimony of Eight

Eight men, family and friends of the prophet Joseph Smith, attached their simple witness of the gold plates. They had "handled" and "hefted" these plates, which served as the source material for the Book of Mormon.

As fantastical as the claim may seem, eight men have legitimately testified of the physical evidence which validates it: that the Book of Mormon was a translated work -- and not a made-up, fictitious work.

This witness seems to pale in comparison to the testimony of the three witnesses as to its spiritual significance. Yet for those seeking the proof of the gold plates, this testimony is offered.

The Testimony of Eight Witnesses