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Glowing Stones in Ancient and Medieval Lore John A. Tvedtnes

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Volume – 6, Issue – 2, Pages: 99-123

Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 1997

Joseph Smith is apparently the “servant Gazelem”17 to which Alma 37:23–25 refers:

“ And the Lord said:  I will prepare unto my servant Gazelem, a stone, which shall shine forth in darkness unto light, that I may discover unto my people who serve me, that I may discover unto them the works of their brethren, yea, their secret works, their works of darkness, and their wickedness and abominations. And now, my son, these interpreters were prepared that the word of God might be fulfilled, which he spake, saying:  I will bring forth out of darkness unto light all their secret works and their abominations; and except they repent I will destroy them from off the face of the earth; and I will bring to light all their secrets and abominations, unto every nation that shall hereafter possess the land.”

See:  http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/jbms/?vol=6&num=2&id=148

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