Mormon studies, Joseph Smith Translation, Bible, narration
One of the first projects Joseph Smith undertook after the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April 1830 was a translation of the Bible. Although it was not a typical translation from original Greek or Hebrew manuscripts, the project was often called a “translation” nonetheless. The Joseph Smith Translation, or JST as it is often called, was referred to by the Lord in the Doctrine and Covenants as “the new translation of my holy word” (D&C 124:89). At the top of the manuscript of the revision of Matthew, it reads, “A translation of the New Testament translated by the power of God.”
Ludlow, Jared W.
"A Narrative Approach to the Joseph Smith Translation of the Synoptic Gospels,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 54
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol54/iss2/4