A twohundredyear era of peace followed that visit of christ. I do testify that the uncut sheets of the complete first edition of the book of mormon have been reproduced in its original unchanged condition. A colored photographic facsimile reprint of the original. For the latest detailed report, see royal skousen, towards a critical edition of the book of mormon, byu studies 30 winter 1990. 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. This newlyreleased replica is a beautiful recreation of the original 1830 book of mormon printed in palmyra, new york. What does the original book of mormon manuscript reveal. Prior to 1874, the rlds used an edition of the book of mormon published by james o. The book of mormon and the bible will grow together, 2 ne. Original broadway cast recording contains the songs from the american musical the book of mormon, with music, lyrics, and book by trey parker, robert lopez, and matt stone. Book of mormon 2005 unauthorized reprint internet archive. The pages are smyth sewn on 16 page gatherings or signatures which allows durability and offers a more lay flat book.
Book of mormon editions 18301981 the encyclopedia of. You may examine any page in the book of mormon in two different ways option 1. Reprint of the 1830 edition of the book of mormon set. Artist andrew rannells, josh gad, rory omalley, kevin duda, clark john. This unique, leather bound replica has been aged and detailed to look like an original 1830 book of mormon. The hill cumorah in october 1841, joseph placed the original manuscript in the southeast cornerstone of the nauvoo house, a place appointed by revelation for lodging visitors. Various articles were also published in the deseret news using the alphabet during that time. However, after a fair and candid examination of the evidence, many thousands of honest mormons have discovered that this claim. In this episode, dave takes a closer look at the original manuscript of the book of mormon and shows that theres a surprising amount of. Mormons mormonism and rare mormon books related to the lds. According to joseph smith, the book of mormon is more correct than the bible history of the church, vol. Five of the scribesoliver cowdery, martin harris, john whitmer, christian whitmer, and samuel smithalso gave their testimonies as witnesses of the book of mormon. 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.
Four books were published in the late 1860s using the deseret alphabet, deseret first and second book readers, the book of nephi part 1 1st nephi through the words of mormon, and then the entire book of mormon. Typographical facsimile of the extant text provo, ut. Before i get flamed i would like to point out three of the more glaring anachronistic errors. Photo courtesy of everything but the house first edition book of mormon. 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. In the words of latterday saints president wilford c.
How a mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in mexicoand. A critical text of the book of mormon was published in 19841987 by the foundation for ancient research and mormon studies. The original 1830 edition, book of mormon had s of. The book of mormon, the hit musical by matt stone and trey parker, creators of south park and bobby lopez avenue q, frozen. For those interested in experiencing the original book of mormon, this high quality reprint. The book of mormon is set in north america in the first century. The first and second rlds editions 1874, plano, illinois. It is a record of gods dealings with ancient inhabitants of the americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. According to the book of mormon, bountiful was one of the first areas settled by the nephites, ancient people who supposedly sailed from israel to the americas around 600 b. The first edition book of mormon is composed in a narrative, paragraph format, uninterrupted by verses and chapters, which many readers will find easier to digest. The following document is a readonly version of the book of mormon. A faithful site with a colored photographic facsimile reprint of every page of the original first edition palmyra, 1830 book of mormon.
It is a reprint of the 1840 edition printed by shepard and stearns, cincinnati, ohio for ebenezer robinson and don carlos smith of nauvoo, illinois. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which, according to adherents, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the american continent from approximately 2200 bc to ad 421. The lord covenanted with enos to bring forth the book of mormon to the lamanites, enos 1. But beyond this, some surviving, badly weathered fragments of the original manuscript permit a consideration of the book of mormon from a paleographic standpoint. Palmyra collectors edition 1830 book of mormon replica. This volume will be incorporated into our interactive text of the book of mormon.
The book of mormon was written for the intent that we may believe the bible, morm. It was caused by the stretching of the dampened paper during the impression of the type, compounded by the bulk of the thick textblock under pressure in the press and the binding. The original edition of the book of mormon contained dozens of misspelled words, documenting that the writer had a very poor knowledge of the english language. This is a great way to renew your interest in the men and. The book of mormon original broadway cast recording by. More information about this seller contact this seller 12. The original book of mormon transcript the book of. Mormons believe the book of mormon, first published in 1830 and the faiths signature scripture, was translated by church founder joseph smith from reformed egyptian engravings on a.
Today, the building in which the book of mormon was first published and sold is known as the book of mormon historic publication site. This is the second binding of the first edition of the tahitian book of mormon. The book further claims that in the first year of the reign of zedekiah, king of judah, there was dwelling at jerusalem a prophet and righteous man by the name of lehi. Experience the book of mormon just as early converts such as emma smith, brigham young, and parley p. Wright 1858, new york, basically a reprinting of the 1840 nauvoo edition. This is the first published text of the book of mormon to show the precise history of many textual variants. The original book of mormon manuscript byu studies. The text on the label has been enlarged to be seen from further away. Facsimile reprint of 1830 first edition english paperback book. 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. How could these misspelled words get into a translation allegedly being overseen by the power of god. In english, we have conditional clauses like if you come, then i will come, with then being optional. This book presents the original transcription of joseph smiths dictated translation of the golden plates. Moroni, the last of the nephite prophethistorians, sealed up the abridged records of these people and hid them in about a.
An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi. A complete transcript of the extant parts of the original manuscript of the book of mormon has been published as royal skousen, ed. It was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon. This, in brief, is the history of the first colony of immigrants to reach our shores as given in the book of mormon. Restoring the original text of the book of mormon fairmormon. The earliest text this book is a fascinating look at the less than 30% of the original manuscript that still remains of the book of mormon as it was translated and dictated by joseph smith under the guidance of the spirit to his scribes. The other 4000 copies were not bound until 1957 at which time they were bound in the same black vinyl covered cloth as the second edition. Although this textual study of the editions and manuscripts of the book of mormon is incomplete and preliminary. In the original text of the book of mormon, there were at least fourteen occurrences of this nonenglish expression. A few years ago the mormon leaders allowed one of their members, wilford wood, to reproduce by the photooffset method the first edition of the book of mormon under the title of joseph smith begins his work, vol. What im going to be talking about today is restoring the original text of the book of mormon.
This is the 1858 new york edition published by jas. Book of mormon manuscript excerpt, circa june 1829 1. The lords words will hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, 2 ne. Book of mormon by joseph smith, first edition abebooks. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. The book of mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the bible. In hebrew this same clause is expressed as if you come and i will come. Ive been working on the critical text project of the book of mormon. A book of mistakes, error, and fraud by jon gary williams introduction the mormon church promotes the book of mormon as an inspired writing. The book of mormon records the visit of jesus christ to people in the americas following his resurrection.860 1275 780 726 881 403 998 1108 784 861 975 1370 741 16 1147 664 1018 843 1229 39 834 206 56 245 997 847 512 225 99 284 1307 369 1284 1466 855