Title

The Joseph Smith Translation: “Plain and Precious Things” Restored

Keywords

Joseph Smith, Joseph Smith Translation, Mormon Studies

Abstract

The Prophet Joseph Smith loved the Bible. He regularly read it, revered its teachings, and found divine truths in its writings. His preaching and writings are full of biblical allusions and interpretations. He relied upon the Bible for comfort. In a period of trial and persecution in 1831, he wrote of the Lord’s “watchful care and loving kindness … day by day” and of making it a rule “wherever there was an opportunity, to read a chapter in the Bible, and pray; and these seasons of worship gave … great consolation.”1

Original Publication Citation

“The Joseph Smith Translation: ‘Plain and Precious Things Restored.’” Ensign 27:8 (August 1997): 8-16.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1997-8

Publisher

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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