Church Releases New Edition of English Scriptures in Digital Formats
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.
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Heritage, Study, and Blessings
The Holy Bible inspired Joseph Smith to turn to his Heavenly Father in prayer, leading to the opening of the heavens and the restoration of the gospel in the latter days. Learn more about the heritage of our LDS scriptures, how other Saints apply them to their lives, and prophetic promised blessings we may receive through regular scripture study.
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Throughout the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, leaders and members have reverenced the text of the scriptures and deepened their understanding through the use of study aids such as dictionaries, cross-references, and the historical information given in chapter and section headings.
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The current printing masters of the 1979 edition of the King James Version of the Bible and the 1981 edition of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price have deteriorated because of age and long use. The quality of the typeface is no longer as clear and sharp as it should be. Therefore, in the process of preparing new printing masters, the Church has taken the opportunity to make adjustments.
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The digital versions of the scriptures are available now, and the print will begin to be available in August 2013. Find out more about the updated cover materials and colors and receive answers to additional questions.
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