Thursday, December 22, 2016

Announcement: Earliest Manuscripts of LDS Scriptures

A dedicated group of believers has been working long and hard on a much-needed set of LDS scriptures restored as closely as possible to their earliest manuscript form. I was not involved in this effort, but I'm very pleased to post their announcement here, along with my gratitude for their work and dedication to this project:
A small group of us has spent most of the year going through the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price, reaching back to the original manuscripts to get as true a version of what Joseph offered us as possible and showing what changes have happened since his death. We are getting bids to have a triple combination volume printed in the coming months. For the moment we want to make people aware of this effort. Electronic versions of the scriptures are free for download at anoffenderforaword.blogspot.com in Word, PDF and some ebook formats. There are also instructions for using a Kindle reader or app with the PDFs as an ebook. The PDFs give a clear representation of how the volume will look. 
We will notify everyone when orders can be placed for your own copies. We are trying to keep the cost to around $20 per copy. These will be printed on biblestock paper and will have large margins for easy note taking. An effort to produce a complete JST bible is also underway. A complete Kindle JST KJV is available by Ken Lutes on Amazon. He is the one working on a complete print version. When that work is ready to order we will let you know. He is not a part of this movement 
This volume of scripture is not "official" to the Remnant Movement in any sense, and we hope they may be of interest to Mormons of all types. While many of us felt inspired during the process, we offer this volume as a gift to our Lord and to our friends and families. Feel free to take this work and improve on it. 




6 comments:

  1. Oh this is such awesome news. Thank them for us!

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  2. This is wonderful! Thank you for letting us know!

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  3. Thank you so much for the research and comments, wow, we are thrilled and will be participating in the temple fund! You have a wonderful gift and we appreciate you using it to help clarify so many things!

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  4. Fantastic! Much appreciation for those involved. I look forward to purchasing a hard copy. God bless!

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  5. Um, isn't that the 1830 version of the Book of Mormon? There's a book store in Salt Lake City that offers The Book of Mormon 1830, 1847 and something else side-by-side. They also offer D&C --all the originals published side-by-side in bound books. I have a copy of all of them. Also, Dan Vogel presented an 8 volume set of a critical contextual analysis of the Church which was available for 1k, but sold out the day it came out. I also own one of those coveted 20k copies that were available for private purchase. In it he goes through all of the original manuscripts, and noted who changed what to what and exactly when. It's all there.

    Dan Vogel: http://signaturebooks.com/history-of-joseph-smith-and-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints/

    D & C Parallel version: http://signaturebooks.com/the-parallel-doctrine-and-covenants-the-1832-1833-1833-and-1835-editions-of-joseph-smiths-revelations/

    Book of Mormon Parallel: http://signaturebooks.com/the-parallel-book-of-mormon-the-1830-1837-and-1840-editions/

    Is what you're offering different? I'm sorry I didn't see this post until now. I'm not an affiliate or anything. Just wanted to put these resources out there.

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