Mormon studies, translation, Joseph Smith, Genesis
Joseph Smith’s revision of the Bible was one of his signature projects as founder and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (originally called the Church of Christ). He began it sometime in June 1830, just three months after the first copies of the Book of Mormon came out of the bindery of the Howard and Grandin Company in Palmyra, New York. The Bible project lasted three years, until July 1833, when he dictated the last pages and declared the work finished. The venture was formidable, eventually producing seven manuscripts totaling 446 pages. Two of those manuscripts were preliminary drafts, and the remaining five constitute the copy of the entire Bible that Joseph Smith prepared for publication.
Jackson, Kent P.
"Joseph Smith Translating Genesis,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 56
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol56/iss4/3