These are prominent historical figures that contributed to the bringing forth of The Holy Book of Mormon, and several who left Mormonism.
As prophesied, Joseph peered into a heavenly dimension and dictated the already translated English; he was not called to start a church.
Scribe, Spokesman, Witness
He recorded the entire Nephite record, saw an angel and plates, left Mormonism.
Book of Mormon Witness
Successor to Joseph Smith, keeper of the Printer’s Manuscript, saw the angel & plates; left Mormonism.
First Counselor to Joseph Smith
President William Law bravely stood for the teachings in The Holy Book of Mormon by exposing the secret practice of polygamy.