This ebook contains a variety of articles from BYU Studies on aspects of modern scripture. It begins with a series of four articles by the Joseph Smith Papers editors who were involved in publishing the Book of Commandments and Revelations, which contains the earliest version of several of Joseph Smith’s revelations. Robert J. Woodford, Robin S. Jensen, Steven C. Harper, and Grant Underwood discuss the history of the BCR, its provenance, and some of the most relevant features of this unique document, one of the most significant finds in LDS Church history in recent years.
In other articles, Scott H. Faulring examines the 1829 “Articles of the Church of Christ”; Robert J. Matthews discusses text of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible; Thomas Sherry recounts Matthews’s work with the RLDS Church in gaining access to original documents involved in Joseph’s Bible translation; James R. Harris examines changes in the book of Moses and their implications; Hugh Nibley offers an introduction to studying the book of Abraham; Robert J. Matthews discusses the 1979 and 1981 editions of the Standard Works; and Lyndon W. Cook explores a 1902 textual change in the fourth Article of Faith.
“The Voice of the Prophet” by Steven C. Walker
“Introducing A Book of Commandments and Revelations, a Major New Documentary ‘Discovery’” by Robert J. Woodford
“From Manuscript to Printed Page: An Analysis of the History of the Book of Commandments and Revelations” by Robin S. Jensen
“Historical Headnotes and the Index of Contents in the Book of Commandments and
Revelations” by Steven C. Harper
“Revelation, Text, and Revision: Insight from the Book of Commandments and Revelations” by Grant Underwood
“More Than an Index: The First Reference Guide to the Doctrine and Covenants as a Window into Early Mormonism” by Grant Underwood
“A Study of the Text of Joseph Smith’s Inspired Version of the Bible” by Robert J. Matthews
“Robert J. Matthews and the RLDS Church’s Inspired Version of the Bible” by Thomas E. Sherry
Changes in the Book of Moses and Their Implications upon a Concept of Revelation” by James R. Harris
“Prolegomena to Any Study of the Book of Abraham” by Hugh Nibley
“The New Publications of the Standard Works—1979, 1981” by Robert J. Matthews
“Note on the Articles of Faith” by Lyndon W. Cook"
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