Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Eldin Ricks, Book of Mormon resources, online database, Book of Mormon concordance


In 1971, Eldin Ricks initiated the first project to put the scriptures into computer form. The database that resulted has been used as the basis for the Topical Guide and other scriptural references and was the original database for the Church's distribution of the scriptures in computer form (LDS View) and for most other recent concordances, both computer and printed. But Brother Ricks always had in mind a printed concordance of the LDS scriptures comparable to the James Strong Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, which lists all occurrences of all words in the scripture text, shown with a meaningful context phrase.