Perhaps the first question the title page throws up is who wrote it? Concerning the title page, Joseph Smith said:

The title-page of the Book of Mormon is a literal translation, taken from the very last leaf, on the left hand side of the collection or book of plates, which contained the record which has been translated, the language of the whole running the same as all Hebrew writing in general [i.e., from right to left]; and that said title page is not by any means a modern composition, either of mine, or of any other man who has lived or does live in this generation1

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