“It Did Seem Unto Them Like”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
a transfiguration] Indeed, it was a transfiguration. To be transfigured is to he lifted spiritually to a higher plane (see Moses 1:11, 14; Matthew 17:2; D&C 63:20-21). Transfiguration is a special change in appearance and nature, a change brought about by the powers of the Spirit. One who is translated is always transfigured, but a person may be transfigured without being translated.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4