The entire chapter of 1 Nephi 6 is devoted to Nephi ‘informing’ the reader that Lehi’s writings are not included with his. This is a poorly designed attempt by Joseph Smith to draw attention back to the ‘Book of Lehi,’ which was (purportedly) the 116 pages lost by Martin Harris. Smith’s backpedaling is so obviously recognized, that it is a glaring embarrassment:
“And now i nephi do not give the genealogy of my fathers in this part of my record neither at any time shall i give it After uppon these plates which i am writing for it is given in the record which has bee kept by my father Wherefore i do not write it in this work for it sofiseth me to say that we are a desendant of joseph and it Mattereth not to me that i am particular to give a full account of all the things of my father for they can not be ritten uppon these plates for i desire the room that i may write of the things of god”
1 Nephi 6:1-3, The Handwritten Book of Mormon (West Valley City, UT: Dan Wees, September 2017), 18.
Would the apologist suggest that Nephi had foresight into the pages getting lost?