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


Emma Smith, Joseph Smith, Mormon studies, translation, New Translation, Joseph Smith Translation, Bible Studies


Recently, researcher examining the original "New Translation" or Joseph Smith Translation (JST) manuscripts discovered evidence of a scribe whose work on the manuscripts had previously only been supposed. Emma Smith, the Prophet's wife, recorded more than two pages of the JST document on a certain day during the first months of the translation. Although only a small percentage of the overall content, Emma's scribal contribution tangibly displays the realization of an earlier revelatory assignment given her by the Lord.