Originally in the possession of Laban, later obtained by Nephi after several failed attempts. They contained important family records as well as many writings of God’s servants. Lehi made a prophetic promise that the content of these plates would eventually reach people throughout the earth and bless those who would carefully consider the stories and teachings contained therein. The text we now know as Another Testament of Christ contains in part an abbreviation of those sacred records as well as what Lehi and his descendants added to the plates.