Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon
    Footnotes

    “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, Mar. 1998, 75

    Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon

    Since the Book of Mormon’s publication in 1830, more than 83 million copies have been circulated throughout the world. That figure includes individual copies as well as triple and quadruple scripture combinations and Book of Mormon selections translated into other languages. In the year-by-year chart that follows, the quantity for 1830–1981 is an estimate based on the best historical information available.

    1830–1981:

    27,249,193

    1982:

    1,150,724

    1983:

    974,439

    1984:

    1,212,053

    1985:

    2,017,527

    1986:

    3,178,727

    1987:

    3,319,556

    1988:

    3,966,380

    1989:

    5,325,096

    1990:

    6,558,383

    1991:

    4,701,080

    1992:

    4,953,719

    1993:

    4,511,430

    1994:

    3,791,580

    1995:

    4,958,182

    1996:

    5,289,927

    Total:

    83,157,996

    Note: In 1987 President Ezra Taft Benson urged Church members to “flood the earth with the Book of Mormon” (Ensign, May 1987, 85).