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The Stick of Judah And Joseph

Ezekiel 37:19

"The Stick of Judah" is the Bible.
and
The "Stick of Joseph"
is the Book of Mormon.

“The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.”  (Ezekiel 37:15-20) 

“And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, [that] this word came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day. Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the Lord, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book."  (Jeremiah 36:1-4)

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   <<  A Hebrew Scroll
Many scriptures, in the Eastern Hemisphere, were written upon papyrus.   If small they were rolled upon one stick. 
If the book or papyrus record was or became larger, they would use two “sticks at each end.  Then it became a scroll.
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 In ancient times it was the custom to write on parchment and roll it on a stick. Therefore, when this command was given, it was the equivalent of directing that two books or records should be kept. "   (LeGrand Richards, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, Ch.7, Pg.66, Ezekiel 37:16 & 20)

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The Book of Mormon is the stick of Joseph or sometimes referred to as the stick of Ephraim. Because it was written by the Book of Mormon people who were the descendants of the children of Ephraim.

 

 
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 << God sent the angel Moroni, to deliver to Joseph Smith the Book of Mormon plates.
 

 "...Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;"  (D. & C. 27:5) 

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   <<  The Prophet Isaiah 
The Prophet Isaiah wrote that the Book of Mormon, in some future day, would come out of the ground and be delivered to an unlearned man.  That unlearned man was a latter-day Prophet, Joseph Smith.

A people (the Nephites) will speak as a voice from the dust.  
The Book of Mormon came "...out of the ground..."  (Isaiah 29:4)

The Book of Mormon plates were "...delivered to him that is not learned..."  (Isaiah 29:12)
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"Truth shall spring out of the Earth."  (Psalms 85:11)
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<< In 1844 A.D. a newspaper called the "Prophet" published to the world in 1844 this broadside page declared that the Stick of Joseph had been translated and published into English for the first time.

 


The 
STICK OF JOSEPH,
taken from the

HAND OF EPHRAIM
A CORRECT COPY
of the characters taken from the plates the
BOOK OF MORMON!!
Was translated from the same that was taken to Professor [Charles] Anthon of New York, by Martin Harris,
in the year 1827 in fulfillment of Isaiah 29.11, 12.2
“The vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is
learned, saying,  Read this, I pray thee: and he saith; I cannot for it is sealed: And the Book is delivered to
him that is not learned, saying, Read  this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.”
[1st line of characters]
“Truth shall spring out of the earth.”—Psalms 85—11.

[2nd line of characters]
“I have written to Ephraim the great things of my law.”—Hosea 8—12.
[3rd line of characters]
“Thus saith the Lord God, Behold I will take the Stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the
tribes of  Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one
stick, and they shall be one  in mine hand.—Ezekiel 37;19.
“Our fathers once had ‘Sacred Book’ like the white man have, but it was hid in the ground, since then
Indian no more  prevail against his enemies.”—An aged Indian of the Stockbridge tribe.
"This broadside is the first known published copy of characters reported to have been taken from the gold
plates. The Prophet, a church-affiliated newspaper in New York printed it to help cover its publication costs
and to memorialize “the wisdom that inspired our martyred Prophet.” In December 1844, it advertised, “We
have published a very neat specimen of the original characters or hieroglyphics that were copied from the
plates which the Book of Mormon was translated from.” 
 

 (The Joseph Smith Papers)  

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Additional Information:
 Reformed Egyption and Hebrew

 Charles Anthon and Reformed Egyption

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