The Book of the Law of the Lord is the most important of the lost books of the Bible. It is noted nineteen times in the Bible; and another eighteen times as the law of Moses. The original was signed by God and kept in the ark of the covenant. It was considered too sacred to go into the hands of strangers (Gentiles). It was signed by God and kept in the Ark of the Covenant.
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The True God
(2) Chap. 3 - Chap. 15, Pages 87-159.
Blessing of Infants
Baptism for the Dead
(3) Chap. 16 - Chap. 32, Pages 160-199.
Calling of a King
Duty of the King
Abstinence of the King
(4) Chap. 33 - Chap. 36, Pages 200-282.
Establishment of the Law
(5) Chap. 37 - Chap. 47, Pages 283-336.
Place of Your Dwellings
Groves, Forests, and Waters
Apparel and Ornaments
Descent of Inheritances
Payment of Debts
The Book of the Law of the Lord was lost to the Jewish nation; while they were subject to foreign powers. James J. Strang claimed that an angel of the Lord had given into his possession (with the Urim and Thummum) the Book of the Law of the Lord on the metallic plates of Laban; which were brought out of Jerusalem before the Babylonish captivity (about 600 BC). The angel of the Lord authorized him to translate the Book of the Law of the Lord from this authorized copy of the original Book of the Law of the Lord which was kept in the ark of the covenant.
One of the most important features of the Book of the Law of the Lord is that it restored the Ten Commandments as they were originally given to Moses. This Decalogue is the only complete copy of the Ten Commandments in Christianity.
The plates from which the book was translated were among the plates of Laban that were taken from Jerusalem about 600 BC; and from which were also translated the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith. This was one of the greatest treasures of the House of Israel. "23 Though the exact words of the two tables were never written in any book, (Josephus’ Ant. B. iii, ch. v, 4,) except that kept in the most holy place, the substance was carefully written out by the inspired Prophets, and to the paraphrases so prepared, all transcribers of repute made their copies conform." (James J. Strang, Book of the Law, p. 43)
It also includes several revelations that were given to James J. Strang for insertion into the Book of the Law; and many pages of his personal notes.
The Book of the Law of the Lord was likely the greatest work of James J. Strang. Both the Book of Mormon and the Book of the Law were prophesied to be restored in the last days. "Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph [Book of Mormon], which is in the hand of Ephraim [Joseph Smith], and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah [Book of the Law], and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand." (Ezek. 37:19)
The "stick of Joseph" is a book written by the seed of Joseph. Joseph Smith was of the tribe of Ephraim, the son of Joseph, the son of Jacob. The Book of Mormon is another testimony of Jesus Christ; as Jesus spoke with this people on the Western Hemisphere the same as the Prophets on the Eastern Hemisphere. It is a record of part of his seed that migrated to the America's in 600 BC.
The "stick of Judah" is The Book of the Law of the Lord. James J. Strang was of the tribe of Judah. These two have been joined together. What other books could Ezekiel have reference, if not to these two? Sectarian Christians claim the canon of Scripture is full. Yet, there are twenty-two books of Scripture noted in the Bible that are not included.
One of the most important features of the Book of the Law is that it restored the Ten Commandments as they were originally given to Moses. This Decalogue is the only complete copy of the Ten Commandments to be found in Christianity.
"But of all the lost books the most important was the Book of the Law of the Lord. This was kept in the ark of the covenant, and was held too sacred to go into the hands of strangers. When the Septuagint translation was made, the Book of the Law was kept back, and the Book lost to the Jewish nation in the time that they were subject to foreign powers. The various books in the Pentateuch, containing abstracts of some of the laws, have been read instead of it, until even the existence of the book has come to be a matter of doubt.
"It is from an authorized copy of that book, written on metallick plates long previous to the Babylonish captivity, that this translation is made. And being made by the same spirit by which the words were originally dictated, it is beyond doubt as perfect as the language will admit of." (James J. Strang, ibid, Preface)
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