The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text

The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text

by Royal Skousen, Joseph Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300142188

ISBN-13: 9780300142181

Pub. Date: 09/22/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

First published in 1830, the Book of Mormon is the authoritative scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its estimated 13 million members. Over the past twenty-one years, editor Royal Skousen has pored over Joseph Smith's original manuscripts and identified more than 2,000 textual errors in the 1830 edition. Although most of these

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First published in 1830, the Book of Mormon is the authoritative scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its estimated 13 million members. Over the past twenty-one years, editor Royal Skousen has pored over Joseph Smith's original manuscripts and identified more than 2,000 textual errors in the 1830 edition. Although most of these discrepancies stem from inadvertent errors in copying and typesetting the text, the Yale edition contains about 600 corrections that have never appeared in any standard edition of the Book of Mormon, and about 250 of them affect the text's meaning. Skousen's corrected text is a work of remarkable dedication and will be a landmark in American religious scholarship.

Completely redesigned and typeset by nationally award-winning typographer Jonathan Saltzman, this new edition has been reformatted in sense-lines, making the text much more logical and pleasurable to read. Featuring a lucid introduction by historian Grant Hardy, the Yale edition serves not only as the most accurate version of the Book of Mormon ever published but also as an illuminating entryway into a vital religious tradition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300142181
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
848
Sales rank:
660,249
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction, by Grant Hardy....................xxix
THE BOOK OF MORMON: THE EARLIEST TEXT....................1
Half Title....................3
Title Page....................5
1 Nephi....................72
2 Nephi....................155
Jacob....................180
Enos....................183
Jarom....................185
Omni....................189
The Words of Mormon....................192
Mosiah....................277
Alma....................507
Helaman....................564
3 Nephi....................642
4 Nephi....................647
Mormon....................673
Ether....................717
Moroni....................737
APPENDIX....................739

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