Even before his first vision was ever written down, there were stories of Joseph Smith's "Gold Bible." From its earliest publication in the 1800s to today, the story of the golden plates has puzzled and intrigued millions of individuals. How did Joseph Smith get the plates? What did the newspapers say about it? And whatever happened to the golden plates anyway?

Apologists for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints like to claim that because metal plates existed throughout history, then it's plausible that Joseph Smith's golden plates also existed. The existence of metal plates, helps to prove that the Book of Mormon is true, right?

Problems with 
Joseph's golden plates

What are the problems with Joseph Smith's golden plates? Where did he get his ideas?

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