From a geographical standpoint, some lds scholars believe mesoamerica to be the setting of the book of mormon. There were only 3 differences punctuation and things like that aside that i noticed. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which adherents believe. Download the book of mormon as a free pdf book holy books. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which adherents believe contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the american continent from approximately 2200 bc to ad 421. Since its first publication in 1830, the book of moron has undergone thousands of changes. According to smith, the book is originally written in an otherwise unknown language called reformed egyptian on golden plates and it should be of similar importance as the bible.
This book presents the original transcription of joseph smiths dictated translation of the golden plates. Smith said the title page, and presumably the actual title of the 1830 edition, came from the translation of the very last leaf of the golden plates, and was written by. Therefore, the text is an exact photographic reproduction of the first. Rather than go into full detail, ill list each of the editions, then mention the ones that may be pertinent to your copy. Two major goals of each published edition of the book of mormon have been 1 to faithfully reproduce the text. Authentic, leatherbound reproduction of original 1830 edition this special edition of the book of mormon is an authentic replica of the first edition printed by e.
Unless otherwise indicated, bible quotations are taken from the king james version. The original 1830 edition, book of mormon had s of errors. May 11, 2010 large parts of the book of mormon were found to be the same as parts of the 1769 version of the king james version of the bible. Title page, translated from the book of mormon plates testimony of the three witnesses and also testimony of the eight witnesses preface to the 2016 edition preface to the 1908 edition books of the book of mormon first nephi second nephi jacob enos jarom omni words of mormon mosiah alma helaman third nephi fourth nephi mormon ether moroni. The book of mormon the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. The book of mormon bom is an abbreviated account of the inhabitants of the ancient americas from 2200 bc to 421 ad. Revised by joseph smith in comparison to the original manuscript.
Another testament of jesus christ an account written by the hand of mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of nephi 1830. Book of mormon editions 18301981 book of mormon central. The first edition three thousand copies of the book of mormon was printed by e. The publication history of the book of mormon bruce satterfield department of religious education, brigham young university idaho this article appeared in the church news, jan. There were five editions of the book of mormon printed during the life of joseph smith. Images of pages of the entire 1st edition book of mormon, palmyra, 1830, viewable on cdrom. The first edition of the novel was published in 1950, and was written by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints.
Lr the first edition in palmyra in 1830, the second edition in kirtland, oh in 1837, the third edition in nauvoo in 1840, the first european in liverpool in 1841, and finally another printing in nauvoo in 1842. Indeed, the first edition of the book of mormon is singularly free from. Two major goals of each published edition of the book of mormon have been 1 to faithfully reproduce. Book of mormon by joseph smith, first edition abebooks. Printed by shepard and stearns in cincinnati, ohio for eb. This file contains the entire text of the 1830 edition of the book of mormon referred. Free download or read online book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, pearl of great price pdf epub book. A newer edition of this article was published as a chapter in sustaining the law.
Book of mormon, 1837 2nd edition joseph smith and the other church leaders contemplated a second edition of the book of mormon as early as the summer of 1833. Maxwell grant hardy, chair of the history department at the university of north carolina at asheville and specialist in chinese history, has produced for the university of illinois press a useful edition of the book of mormon. The miraculous printing of the 1840 edition of the book of mormon. Be it remembered, that on the eeventh day of june, in the fiftythird year of the independence of the united states of america, a. Pdf book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, pearl of. The book of mormon agrees with the textus receptus not the original text and includes the later phrase by them of old time. Royal skousen, a professor of linguistics at byu and a recognized expert of the textual history of the book of mormon, has identified 5,280 variations in all editions of the book of mormon. It is an important resource for comparison with the current official edition published by the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. If the original 1830 book of mormon was inspired than why were there so many.
Asterisk denotes a featured version, which includes an introduction and annotation book of mormon, 1830 book of mormon, 1837 book. It is a record of gods dealings with ancient inhabitants of the americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. The original title page, immediately preceding the contents page, is. The text was taken from the corrected 1852 edition. In the summer of 1829, joseph smith completed his translation of the book of mormon. Changes to latterday scripture lds leaders have made.
Parry, a member of the dead sea scrolls translation. More information about this seller contact this seller 25. What may interest you is that there are twenty distinct editions of the book of mormon beginning with the first printing in 1830, and culminating with the current edition, first set and printed in 1981. The original 1830 book of mormon text in a single pdf.
The miraculous printing of the 1840 edition of the book of. Mormon appraisal appraisals rare books lds 1830 book of mormon. Large parts of the book of mormon were found to be the same as parts of the 1769 version of the king james version of the bible. All about the trinity irr video channel free resources for lds members. The 1830 book of mormon summary of changes by far the majority of changes between the 1830 and subsequent versions of the book of mormon are spelling or grammar corrections. I have read through the book of mormon numerous times. At once scandalous and devotional, the book of mormon continues to fascinate and inspire. Printed in canada first edition, isbn 9780981146720. First two editions of the book of mormon available. An abridgment taken from the book of ether also, which is a record of the people of jared, who were scattered at the time the lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heavenwhich is to show unto the. To the reader as many false reports have been circulated respecting the following work, and also many unlawful measures taken by the evil designing persons to destroy me, and also the work, i would inform you that i translated, by the gift and power of god, and caused to be written, one hundred and sixteen pages, the which i took from the book. Tvedtnes the preface to the work, david noel freedman wrote, the editor is to be commended for his catholicity and courage and for his own original contributions in several domains including a unique treatment of the book of mormon. The verse assignments havent changed since then, by the way. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation.
Book of mormon, 1830, page 0 the joseph smith papers. Mormon appraisal appraisals rare books lds 1830 book of. Another testament of jesus christ official edition by smith, joseph and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The 1830 edition of the book of mormon will be juxtaposed at these crucial junctures. Book of mormon 1830 wikisource, the free online library. After comparing the first edition of the book of mormon with the 1964 edition we marked the changes on the photocopies of the 1830 edition. This is an exact facsimile reprint of the original, 1830 edition of the book of mormon, the authoritative scripture of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. The first edition three thousand copies of the book of mormon was printed by. Like the original, it features thick covers, leather binding, and a european joint, which was much more attractive than todays binding. Dec 29, 2010 i have a reproduction of the 1830 edition of the book of mormon the one that was published by stratford books, i have read through the entire thing cover to cover. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of nephi, and also of the lamaniteswritten to the lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of israel. Experience reading the book of mormon as the early saints did, with this 1830 heritage editiona faithful reproduction of the version printed by e. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi, who claimed that it had been. An account written by the hand of mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of nephi wherefore it is an abridgement of the record of the people of nephi.
The book of mormon 1830 palmyra edition entire text, with modern lds edition verse links. We know it was the 1769 version because even translation errors unique to that bible were copied into the original 1830 book of mormon. The lord warns lehi to depart out of the land of jerusalem, because he prophesieth unto the people. Book of mormon restored 1 st palmyra version the book of mormon. The original book of mormon made some startling claims for the divinity of jesus christ, much closer to sabellianism than trinitarianism. Book of mormon 1981 wikisource, the free online library. I have a reproduction of the 1830 edition of the book of mormon the one that was published by stratford books, i have read through the entire thing cover to cover. Based on printers manuscript copied from original manuscript. An exact facsimile reproduction of the first edition of the book of mormon, providing the authentic size, look and feel, and format of the original. Therefore, the text is an exact photographic reproduction of the first edition of the book of mormon, and the handwriting shows the. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates. The text from this edition was used from 1888 through 1907. The book of mormon is a sacred text that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr.
Book of mormon 1830 palmyra edition addeddate 20140521 09. Fifty important mormon books by curt bench a list of the books which have had a significant influence on the development of mormon history, theology, and literature the idea of deciding which mormon books are important is perhaps presumptuous, certainly difficult, but i hope useful. The phrase or out of the waters of baptism was inserted in the 1840 edition. Smith said he has received these plates in 1827 from an angel. Author royal skousen has made it his lifes work to bring readers back to the original text of the book of mormon. The following document is a readonly version of the book of mormon. It was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon. Mar 01, 2012 can you tell me when this book was published year and place. The miraculous printing of the 1840 edition of the book of mormon by ebenezer robinson. To the inside front cover are affixed four clippings of descriptions of different versions of first edition copies of the book of mormon and of an 1854 edition of the doctrine and covenants, along with a clipping describing the origin of the text of the book of mormon and a bookplate of the shepard book company of salt lake city, utah. Book of mormon wikisource, the free online library. The 18791911 lds editions of the book of mormon contain many geographical references which were removed from subsequent editions. I took my time rereadinglistening to this standard work of the latterday saints lds faith.504 835 1580 198 986 286 1248 717 218 50 1081 268 804 1250 465 471 1469 909 719 909 1145 238 648 722 942 1563 1609 948 1559 274 1120 963 1399 1031 695 870 392 857 1098 295 1358 735