The Urim and Thummim consists of two seer stones or interpreters used by selected prophets throughout the ages. In ancient Israel the stones were part of the breastplate worn by the high priest of the Aaronic Priesthood. According to lds.org, the Urim and Thummim is “an instrument prepared of God to assist man in obtaining revelation from the Lord and in translating languages.” The website also states that the name Urim and Thummim is Hebrew for “lights and perfections” and that “there is more than one Urim and Thummim, but we are informed that Joseph Smith had the one used by the brother of Jared” (See D&C 17:1).
We have learned about them in Sunday School, seminary, and through historic documents—courageous, righteous men and women who helped build the early Church. What did these faithful Latter-day Saints choose to have written on their gravestones when their mortal life was over? Here are eight epitaphs of well-known Latter-day Saints.