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Joseph Smith's "Translation" of the Scriptures

TitleJoseph Smith's "Translation" of the Scriptures
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1914
Secondary AuthorsAnderson, Edward H., and Joseph F. Smith
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number6
Date PublishedApril 1914
KeywordsArticles of Faith; Joseph Smith Translation; Plain and Precious Things

This article quotes the Eighth Article of Faith declaring that Latter-day Saints believe both the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be the words of God. Nephi taught that the Hebrew scriptures had “plain and precious parts” removed. For this reason Joseph Smith was called on to revise the Bible and produce an “inspired translation.