Introduction 39 changes in the book of mormon utah. I buy, sell and appraise free of charge rare mormon books, documents, photographs and artifacts. Printed by shepard and stearns in cincinnati, ohio for eb. On this board, ive put together an assortment of pictures that show the bindings, title pages, and text of the first edition book of mormon and other related books. He later said of this book that, it is the most perfect book ever printed, because it had been made by the power of god using a seer stone and verbatum dictation. Nephite civilization was destroyed mormon 4 amos 8. The earliest text, attempts to sift through changes in the manuscript to bring the reader back to the best approximation of what the original text of the book of mormon would have said. Based on printers manuscript copied from original manuscript.
Book of mormon wikisource, the free online library. The real changes in no way change doctrine or content in a significant way. Jul 26, 2018 the book of mormon is a sacred text that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr. 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. Book of mormon 1830 wikisource, the free online library. Two major goals of each published edition of the book of mormon have been 1 to faithfully reproduce the text. 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. Book of mormon difficulties, contradictions and explanations. Late in 1998 the foundation for ancient research and mormon studies farms an lds research group operating under the umbrella of the lds church included a sidebar in their journal of book of mormon studies titled smithsonian statement on the book of mormon revised volume 7, number 1, 1998, p. Book of mormon, 1830, page 0 the joseph smith papers. Because it was another testament of jesus christ and with the bible, gave additional insight into the divine mission of the lord jesus christ. 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.
It is a record of gods dealings with ancient inhabitants of the americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. On march 26, 1830, grandin again published the title page of the book of mormon in the wayne sentinel and announced that the book was available for purchase. Here is reprinted the original 1830 edition of this revered text, uncorrected, undoctored, and unimproved. The book of mormon is supposed to be a history of real people living in a real place. According to smith the book is originally written in. T o 1830 b m t f ent 1830 b mrmon, bom, j s, mormonism. Thus the book of mormon was translated by the gift and power of god and not by the power of man address to all believers in christ, richmond, missouri, 1887, p. Changes to latterday scripture lds leaders have made.
In making this study we obtained photocopies of an original 1830 edition of the book of mormon, which was donated to the university of utah library by the. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken. However, after a fair and candid examination of the evidence, many thousands of honest mormons have discovered that this claim. Book of mormon 1830 palmyra edition addeddate 20140521 09. The original text betrays its new england origin in many ways, from inconsistent spelling to incorrect use of tenses and number, as well as incorrect usage of jacobean english. That might have been josephs mistake, his scribe, or even the original author probably mormon. The founding text of the mormon belief that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. Smith said he has received these plates in 1827 from an angel named moroni, who. Since the publication of the book of mormon in 1830 it has had s of changes made to it. 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. Once zeniff and his group arrived, the lamanites put them in bondage.
This book is a facsimile reproduction of the original printing of the book of mormon in 1830, written by joseph smith. Book of mormon restored 1 st palmyra version the book of mormon. The book of mormon the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. 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. A book of mistakes, error, and fraud by jon gary williams introduction the mormon church promotes the book of mormon as an inspired writing. This book was printed on thirtyseven sheets and folded into thirtyseven gatherings of eight leaves each, making a text block of 592 pages. Private collector of rare mormon books, the 1830 first edition book of mormon, mormon art and artifacts, historic mormon paintings, autographed historical documents, early mormon historical photographs, mormon imprints from palmyra, zion, kirtland, and nauvoo, and anything related to the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. The following document is a readonly version of the book of mormon. 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. Excerpted from book of mormon on wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. Since its first publication in 1830, the book of moron has undergone thousands of changes.
Book of mormon have been 1 to faithfully repro duce the text. 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. Be it remembered, that on the eleventh day of june, in the fiftythird year of the independence of the united states of america, a. By some means blatchley had obtained a copy of one of the sixteenpage signatures of the book of mormon from grandins palmyra printing office more than a month before the book of mormon was published and took the opportunity to disparage its style and grammar.
Mormon appraisal appraisals rare books lds 1830 book of. The book of mormon is a sacred text that was published in march 1830 by joseph smith, jr. The original text betrays its new england origin in many ways, from inconsistent spelling to incorrect use of tenses and number, as well as incorrect usage of jacobean. Any, introduction, 1 nephi, 2 nephi, jacob, enos, jarom, omni, words of mormon, mosiah, alma, book of helaman, 3 nephi.
Author royal skousen has made it his lifes work to bring readers back. Mormon books digitized materials rare book and special. Book of mormon editions 18301981 book of mormon central. An account of lehi and his wife sariah, and his four sons, being called, beginning at the eldest, laman. Like the original, it features thick covers, leather binding, and a european joint, which was much more attractive than todays binding. Wherefore it is an abridgment of the record of the people of nephi. Revised by joseph smith in comparison to the original manuscript. Pdfs of 1830 palmyra edition of the book of mormon.
Wikipedia article, commons category, quotes, wikidata item sacred text of the latter day saint movement. 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. In addition, at the front of the book of mormon, in the section titled. At once scandalous and devotional, the book of mormon continues to fascinate and inspire. The text is based on several digitized versions that have been electronically compared to ensure accuracy, and the original paragraph breaks, punctuation, spelling, and typographical.
It was first published march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon. Experience reading the book of mormon as the early saints did, with this 1830 heritage editiona faithful reproduction of the version printed by e. 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. Leatherbound replica of original 1830 book of mormon. Below is the modern map of the area of smiths youth. Printed in canada first edition, isbn 9780981146720. Smith said he has received these plates in 1827 from an angel named. Apr 26, 2020 my name is reid moon, owner of moons rare books in provo, utah. This volume will be incorporated into our interactive text of the book of mormon. This was followed by publication of the books title page in the wayne sentinel on april 2, 9, and 16, and may 7. The original 1830 book of mormon text in a single pdf. May 01, 2007 this book is a facsimile reproduction of the original printing of the book of mormon in 1830, written by joseph smith. Jan 23, 2016 since the publication of the book of mormon in 1830 it has had s of changes made to it. Parry, a member of the dead sea scrolls translation.
Verses make the scripture very manageable and are of great use in teaching situations, but reading the book of mormon as it was originally published, with only chapters, you get a real sense of the story within the book. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Chapters in the 1830 edition were longer, in part because the book of mormon was printed in narrative rather than verse formwhat we would expect from a historical record. Importance of the 1830 book of mormon book of mormon facts. Verses make the scripture very manageable and are of great use in teaching situations, but reading the book of mormon as it was originally published, with only chapters, you get a. Jan 27, 2019 sacred text of the latter day saint movement. The text was first arranged into its present verses in the 1879 edition to facilitate the location of particular passages.
An account of lehi and his wife sariah, and his four sons, being called, beginning at the eldest, laman, lemuel, sam, and nephi. Text is available under the creative commons attributionsharealike license. Missionaries took the book of mormon to many states, to england and other countries in europe, and ultimately throughout the world to share the 1830 book of mormon. It is too early to measure the influence of a work printed in the last decade. A scanned pdf of the arabic book of mormon can be found here, and a physical copy can be purchased from storea list of other lds materials in arabic can be found on the full book of mormon is currently available in 88. The text was first arranged into its present verses in the 1879 edition.
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. It is an important resource for comparison with the current official edition published by the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. 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. By far the majority of changes between the 1830 and subsequent versions of the book of mormon are spelling or grammar corrections. Includes the testimony of three witnesses and and also the testimony of eight witnesses, 2 unnumbered pages at end. The lord warns lehi to depart out of the land of jerusalem, because he prophesieth. Rather, it presents the text of the 1830 edition in a new format designed especially for easy reading.
Unless otherwise indicated, bible quotations are taken from the king james version. Zeniff, a nephite, took a group south to reclaim the nephite lands. For the first 150 years of mormonisms existence, everyone thought it was a story about a people who left the middle east and came to south or central america, and who fought wars clear up into new. Copyright laws and the 1830 book of mormon byu studies. This file contains the entire text of the 1830 edition of the book of mormon referred to hereafter as, bom, as written by joseph. This book is not a facsimile of the 1830 book of mormon. What is remarkable is that the book of mormon couldnt have been written in 1830. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi.1050 1142 261 1455 929 1582 213 69 1394 1036 1203 1063 1583 890 70 733 586 1143 412 789 1418 116 1578 576 590 1411 505 1453 1219 334 639 938 110 1406 501 1308 733