Doctrines of Salvation 3:210; “The Book of Mormon is the record of Joseph. It contains the history of the descendants of Joseph on this land, both of Ephraim and of Manasseh. It was in the hands of Ephraim when it was given to Joseph Smith, and it is still in the hands of Ephraim when our missionaries go forth proclaiming its truths to the world, for they also are of Ephraim.” – Joseph Fielding Smith
Hosea 9:11-12; “As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!”
1. The Book of Mormon is not about the people of Ephraim and Manasseh.
2. It wasn’t in the hands of Ephraim when Joseph Smith took charge of it. He said he found it in the ground.
3. The people of Ephraim were destroyed, there are no descendants – read Obadiah.