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The Book of Mormon
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Regarded as sacred scripture by millions, the Book of Mormon -- first published in 1830 -- is one of the most significant documents in American religious history. This new reader-friendly version reformats the complete, unchanged 1920 text in the manner of modern translations of the Bible, with paragraphs, quotations marks, poetic forms, topical headings, multichapter headings, indention of quoted documents, italicized reworkings of biblical prophecies, and minimized verse numbers. It also features a hypothetical map based on internal references, an essay on Book of Mormon poetry, a full glossary of names, genealogical charts, a basic bibliography of Mormon and non-Mormon scholarship, a chronology of the translation, eyewitness accounts of the gold plates, and information regarding the lost 116 pages and significant changes in the text._x000B_The Book of Mormon claims to be the product of three historical interactions: the writings of the original ancient American authors, the editing of the fourth-century prophet Mormon, and the translation of Joseph Smith. The editorial aids and footnotes in this edition integrate all three perspectives and provide readers with a clear guide through this complicated text. New readers will find the story accessible and intelligible; Mormons will gain fresh insights from familiar verses seen in a broader narrative context. This is the first time the Book of Mormon has been published with quotation marks, select variant readings, and the testimonies of women involved in the translation process. It is also the first return to a paragraphed format since versification was added in 1879.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xxiii
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  1. The Small Plates of Nephi
  2. p. 3
  1. The First Book of Nephi: His Reign and Ministry
  2. pp. 5-60
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  1. The Second Book of Nephi
  2. pp. 61-138
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  1. The Book of Jacob, the Brother of Nephi
  2. pp. 139-159
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  1. The Book of Enos
  2. pp. 160-162
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  1. The Book of Jarom
  2. pp. 163-164
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  1. The Book of Omni
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. Mormon2's Explanatory Comments: The Words of Mormon
  2. p. 169
  1. The Words of Mormon
  2. pp. 171-173
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  1. Mormon2's Abridgment of the Large Plates of Nephi: Mosiah – Mormon 7
  2. p. 175
  1. The Book of Mosiaha
  2. pp. 177-248
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  1. The Book of Alma, the Son of Alma
  2. p. 249
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  1. The Book of Helamana
  2. pp. 436-482
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  1. Third Nephi: The Book of Nephi,a the Son of Nephi, Who Was the Son of Helaman
  2. pp. 483-547
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  1. Fourth Nephi: The Book of Nephi,a Who Is the Son of Nephi, One of the Disciples of Jesus Christ
  2. pp. 548-553
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  1. The Book of Mormon (Chapters 1–7)
  2. pp. 554-568
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  1. Moroni2's Additions to His Father's Record: Mormon 8 – Moroni 10
  2. p. 569
  1. The Book of Mormon (Chapters 8-9)
  2. pp. 571-578
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  1. The Book of Ethera
  2. pp. 579-614
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  1. The Book of Moroni
  2. pp. 615-630
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  1. Suggestions for Further Reading
  2. pp. 707-710
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