160 And also of Adam and Eve, who were our first parents;
161 And also a record of the Jews from the beginning, even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah;
162 And also the prophecies of the holy prophets, from the beginning, even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah;
163 And also many prophecies which have been spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah.
164 And it came to pass that my father Lehi also found upon the plates of brass a genealogy of his fathers;
165 Wherefore he knew that he was a descendant of Joseph; yea, even that Joseph who was the son of Jacob, who was sold into Egypt, and who was preserved by the hand of the Lord, that he might preserve his father Jacob and all his household from perishing with famine.
166 And they were also led out of captivity and out of the land of Egypt, by that same God who had preserved them.
167 And thus my father Lehi did discover the genealogy of his fathers.
168 And Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he and his fathers had kept the records.
169 And now when my father saw all these things he was filled with the Spirit, and began to prophesy concerning his seed; that these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, who were of his seed.
170 Wherefore he said that these plates of brass should never perish, neither should they be dimmed any more by time.