“He Shall Deliver the Words of the Book”

Brant Gardner

The first man, who will “deliver the words of the book,” is Joseph Smith, through whom “the words of those who have slumbered in the dust” were given to the world. The verse also identifies “another” man, traditionally Charles Anthon, professor of Greek and Latin at Columbia College (now Columbia University). Unnamed in this prophecy is a third man, “Dr. Mitchell,” to whom Martin Harris showed the material prior to his meeting with Charles Anthon.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2