“Mosiah Did Interpret the Engravings by the Gift and Power of God”

Bryan Richards

By interpreting the large stone, Mosiah demonstrates his ability as a seer. A similar episode happens when the people of Limhi find 24 plates containing the record of the Jaredites. Ammon explains that he can't interpret them because he does not have the gift of seership. He defines a seer as one who uses the "interpreters," and refers the people to king Mosiah (the grandson of the Mosiah spoken of in Omni's record), whosoever is commanded to look in them (the interpreters), the same is called seer…a seer is greater than a prophet. And Ammon said that a seer is a revelator and a prophet also; and a gift which is greater can no man have, except he should possess the power of God (Mosiah 8:13-16).