Holy Bible (LDS KJV)

Collection ID

BIB.005009

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1979

Geography

Salt Lake City, Utah (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

9.4 × 6.5 × 1.9 in. (24 × 16.5 × 5 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Bibles for Everyone


Prior to 1979 there was not an official Bible translation for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A grassroots movement led to a desire to have a “Bible of [their] own,” and, in 1972, a committee was formed by the approval of Joseph Fielding Smith, then president of the church. The committee’s task was “to prepare a King James Bible which would include a standardized concordance, dictionary, atlas, and index and . . . have footnotes, ready references, and cross references related to other LDS scriptures.” The committee operated with the purpose of “assist[ing] in improving doctrinal scholarship throughout the Church.”

Printed in 1979 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Acquired prior to 2016 by a private owner, Oregon; Purchased in 2016 at an estate sale by private owner; Purchased in 2016 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.[1]

Note: [1] Museum of the Bible purchased this Bible through eBay.

description

Prior to 1979 there was not an official Bible translation for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A grassroots movement led to a desire to have a “Bible of [their] own,” and, in 1972, a committee was formed by the approval of Joseph Fielding Smith, then president of the church. The committee’s task was “to prepare a King James Bible which would include a standardized concordance, dictionary, atlas, and index and . . . have footnotes, ready references, and cross references related to other LDS scriptures.” The committee operated with the purpose of “assist[ing] in improving doctrinal scholarship throughout the Church.”


provenance

Printed in 1979 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Acquired prior to 2016 by a private owner, Oregon; Purchased in 2016 at an estate sale by private owner; Purchased in 2016 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.[1]

Note: [1] Museum of the Bible purchased this Bible through eBay.


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