Church news: NEW 2013 Edition of Scriptures

3.11.2013

After nearly eight years of work, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released in digital formats an updated edition of its English-language scriptures and study aids.

The last update to the Church’s English scriptures—the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price—was completed in 1981. The improvements made for that edition, including the addition of extensive study helps in each book of scripture, were significant and crowned 10 years of work.

“The current edition of the scriptures, with its extensive study helps, will continue to serve Latter-day Saints very well.”

The 2013 edition includes revisions to study aids, new photos, updated maps, and adjustments to chapter and section headings.

Online and mobile versions of the new edition are available now at scriptures.lds.org. Annotations that readers have made in their Gospel Library accounts will automatically transfer to the new digital scriptures.

The Church plans to release printed copies of the new edition beginning in August 2013. Because the new edition maintains the pagination and font style of the earlier edition, most members will notice little if any difference. For example, all the verses found on page 47 of the 1981 edition of the Book of Mormon will be found on page 47 of the new edition. This consistency allows members to continue using the 1981 edition.

2 Way Righteous Comments:

Jenny said...

I'm looking forward to these coming out right before we buy Todd's set for his baptism.

Brielle Franklin said...

What great information. I recently was doing research on ULC that's when I came across your post. This is probably one of the best things I have come across today. Thanks so much for sharing the information on these great documents.

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