2013 Edition of English-language Scriptures!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 2 Comments

I finally went to the doctor's yesterday for my physical evaluation paperwork, and so far, so good! I have to go back Wednesday for some blood work and so that they can check my TB test results (which is just a wee little dot on my left forearm) and then, after that, I should be good to go, physically! The dental work might take more time, which is frustrating, but nothing to fret about. I'm sure that the Lord is just making sure that the timing will be perfect when I arrive, well, wherever I end up going.

Now, onto the important stuff.

The church has recently announced the release of a new edition of the English-language scriptures in digital formats! That means that if you have the scriptures on your phone, like I do, or look up scriptures on lds.org, you can get it in the new edition! The new edition in print will be available starting August of this year.

What are the changes, you're wondering? Not much. They've corrected some spelling, grammatical, and usage errors in the text, but, as they say on the 'Adjustments' web page, "more than 99 percent of the adjustments are in the study aids. Errors in cross-references, date information, or misquoted text have been resolved in the footnotes, Topical Guide, Bible Dictionary, and triple combination index. Historical or factual information has been corrected and updated."

Basically, it means that the English-language scriptures (and other languages soon, I'm hoping) are more factually correct than ever, and the study aids are easier to find and use.

Pretty cool, huh?

(Go to the lds.org webpage here)


  1. It's funny, in Sacrament meeting on Sunday, one of the 16 year old boys got up and bore his testimony on the new edition of the scriptures! I'm excited to see them in print. :)

    1. I'm excited, too! I used to love looking at all of the pictures and maps when I was bored as a kid (which happened pretty often). It'll be interesting to see what they've changed!