What IS the CT?


The Caractors Transcript (CT) is a hand-written copy (using a quill pen on old paper) of about 217 characters.  The strange characters were copied from the record of a people that were led from the Land of Jerusalem during the reign of King Zedekiah, around 600 BC.  One scribe said that his people called the form of writing ‘reformed Egyptian.’

The CT message is a summary of the content of the Book of Mormon and was prepared by the last two prophets who completed the record–Mormon and his son, Moroni.  The first four lines were written by Mormon in bold characters. The last three were written by Moroni and were in a cramped handwriting, for as Moroni said (Mormon 4:5-6, CofChrist; 8;5, LDS) :

“My father hath made this record, and he hath written the intent thereof.  And behold, I would write it also, if I had room upon the…

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