BYU TV to Air "That Promised Day" between Conference Sessions

  • 29 September 2010

The publishing of the English LDS edition of the King James Bible facilitated a revision of other Church scriptures to include cross-referenced footnotes and other useful features.

A documentary depicting the Church’s monumental effort to publish the English LDS edition of the King James Bible will air between general conference sessions on BYU TV Sunday, October 3, at 12:00 noon MST.

The project, initiated in 1972, included new chapter headings, cross-referencing footnotes to all of the standard works, a topical guide or subject index, an improved Bible dictionary, a gazetteer, and color maps. Selections from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible were also included.

The impressiveness of the finished work in 1979 made a similar revision necessary for other Church scriptures, which was completed in 1981. But all of this was only in English. Today work continues to make these remarkable study aids available in many other languages.

This production documents how the hand of the Lord was evident at all levels. An extended trailer of “That Promised Day” can be accessed at