The Mormon Church has released images of a stone used by Joseph Smith, Jr., to translate symbols on gold plates into the test for the Book of Mormon.

(RNS1-JULY 2) Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of Mormonism, lived from 1805 to 1844, when he was killed while while awaiting trial for treason. For use with RNS-SMITH-BOOK transmitted July 2, 2014. Creative Commons image by the More Good Foundation