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  Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smith considered the translation necessary because of his view that the Bible was not always translated correctly, or contained interpolations by copyists.
Although it is certain that Smith took Hebrew, Greek and German lessons in Kirtland, Ohio as early as 1833, the "translation" is rather a purportedly inspired "rendering" or "restoration" of the Bible to its original or intended meaning.
Smith relied on a version of the Bible that included the Apocrypha, and marked off the Bible as verses were examined (the Apocrypha was not translated).
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 Joseph Smith Jr. -  Prophet of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Joseph Smith, Jr., often referred to as the Prophet Joseph Smith, was the founding prophet of THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.
Joseph Smith's role in history was to found the Church of Jesus Christ based on this restored gospel in preparation for the second coming of Christ.
Joseph Smith arrived with his family at Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, in March 1838, where he sought once again to establish a gathering place for the Saints and to build a temple (see Missouri: LDS Communities in Caldwell and Daviess Counties).
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 Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Smith considered the translation necessary because of view that the Bible was not always translated correctly or interpolations by copyists.
To translate he may have a seer stone in a hat or a purported of seer stones set in the form of spectacles he called the Urim and Thummim.
Smith was killed prior to the publication the translation and he led some early Latter Day Saint leaders to believe that he was finished with his inspired translation.
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 Examining Joseph Smith's New Translation of the Bible - Condensed Version
Joseph incorporated his views into “The Articles of Faith,” which are found at the end of the LDS scripture, Pearl of Great Price.
In light of Joseph Smith’s statements regarding the supposed corruptness of the existing Scriptures, it is easy to see why he saw his work in bringing forth a new translation as extremely significant.
Joseph claimed to get revelations from God, and recorded multiple references to both the revelations he received and the time he spent working on the text of the revision.
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 Church History ch 6-10
Joseph Smith read to the congregation the “Articles and Covenants of the Church of Christ” (most of sections 20 and 22 of the Doctrine and Covenants), which contain significant instructions pertaining to the order of the Church.
Joseph Smith wrote, “Much exhortation and instruction was given, and the Holy Ghost was poured out upon us in a miraculous manner—many of our number prophesied, whilst others had the heavens opened to their view.” Newel Knight was filled with unspeakable love and peace.
Joseph Smith said that all of this was a fulfillment of the scriptures stating that the “man of sin” would be revealed (see 2 Thessalonians 2:3).
www.ldsces.org /inst_manuals/chft/chft-06-10.htm   (14932 words)

 Part 1d-e Joseph Smith Translation-Significance to Latter-day Saints
The issues of whether Joseph completed his revision work, and the accuracy of the various RLDS versions of the Inspired Revision have been discussed at great length by other authors, and therefore readers are referred to the bibliography of this paper (particularly the works of Matthews) should they wish to pursue these areas.
The LDS edition of the Bible, containing King James Version text and employing numerous references from the JST, is the standard Bible of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until the Lord directs otherwise.
The Joseph Smith Translation is one of the major contributions of the Prophet Joseph Smith towards understanding the Bible, and it is an excellent study guide to help readers obtain the true meaning and intention of many passages.
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 Mormon Philosophy & Theology
"The New Translation Materials Since 1844," written by a scholar from the RLDS (Community of Christ) tradition, is a fascinating look at the ownership, publication and use of the materials outside the LDS tradition, and the eventual permission given to the Utah church to utilize the work.
November 21, 2004 05:26 PM The notion that the Bible is not translated correctly actually seems to support my contention since Joseph didn't correct it by learning the language and restoring the ancient text.
His "translation" of the Bible was the same as the BofM, by the power of God.
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 Standard Works - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Current editions of the standard works include a Bible dictionary, photographs, maps and gazeteer, topical guide, index, footnotes, cross references, excerpts from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST) and other study aids.
The Church does not currently use the Apocrypha as part of its canon, although the Apocrypha was part of the 1611 edition of the KJV.
Joseph Smith taught that the contemporary edition of the Apocrypha had been corrupted as he believed the KJV to be [1], but it was not included in his retranslation of the Bible (see Joseph Smith Translation) and not relied on for doctrine.
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 Joseph Smith Translation (JST) of the Bible
Joseph Smith often used the words "translated" and "translation," not in the narrow sense alone of rendering a text from one language into another, but in the wider senses of "transmission," having reference to copying, editing, adding to, taking from, rephrasing, and interpreting.
In response to prayer as to whether he should translate the Apocrypha, Joseph Smith reported a revelation dated March 9, 1833, to the effect that he need not attend to it: "It is mostly translated correctly,"though there are some errors and" interpolations by the hands of men" (DandC 91:1-2).
Joseph Smith called it the "new translation," and it is known by this title in the early literature of the Church.
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 Mormonism Research Ministry - Articles - Faith Alone and the Joseph Smith Translation
Joseph Fielding Smith, on page 192 of The Restoration of All Things, stated, "One of the most pernicious doctrines ever advocated by man, is the doctrine of 'justification by faith alone,' which has entered into the hearts of millions since the days of the so-called 'reformation.'"
The King James Version (the official Bible of the LDS Church) reads: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." However, Joseph Smith included one simple word to his rendition of this beloved passage.
Smith's insertion parallel's that of Martin Luther's 1528 translation of the Bible.
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 The Joseph Smith Translation: The Poorest Version of All? -- Doctrines of the Father and Jesus Christ Discussion Forum
And since you deny that Joseph Smith is a prophet, then the JST is no worst than the DT, and since the DT is equal to the JST, then both are on the QT.
The doctrine given by God through Joseph Smith was also inspired, which reflects the mind of God not the mind of man. Again doctrine that was lost and doctrine new to us, but doctrine that was supported by even the older doctrine from God.
Joseph Smith History 1:72 and the visit of John the Baptist to bestow the Aaronic priesthood - Smith didn't even start writing the History of the Church until 1838 and the first instalments of it were printed in the 1842 Times and Seasons, long after he started claiming priesthood.
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 Far West Cultural Center - Ann Scott, Joseph Smith Translation Manuscripts, Far, West, Cultural, Center, ...
Joseph's confinement in prison, coupled with the ruthless invasions of the mob, caused his scribe, Elder John Mulholland, to seek a place of safety for important papers in his possession.
Among the papers in Mulholland's keeping was the manuscript of the Inspired Translation of the Bible.
After Joseph Smith's death, his son Joseph Smith III, president of the RLDS Church, published his father's revision of the scriptures.
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 Other Scriptures : Bible: LDSFAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The major doctrinal revisions that Joseph Smith made in the Joseph Smith Translation (JST) of the Bible address major subjects such as the nature of God, the nature of man, the Atonement, the Resurrection, the kingdom of God, the building of Zion, salvation, obedience, priesthood, and the first principles of the gospel.
For instance, Joseph Smith altered verses to clarify the idea that God, a perfected Deity, does not repent in the normal sense of the word (see Ex.
Joseph Smith's revisions also emphasize the gospel's power to change the heart of a penitent person, as seen in Paul's sermon in Romans 7:14–27.
ldsfaq.byu.edu /view.asp?q=127   (309 words)

 Times & Seasons » The JST
I believe that Joseph was aware of the purpose of italics in the KJV fonts, which was not for emphasis, but rather to identify words not explicitly present in the original language text but necessary for English sense.
Joseph translated a couple of sections of biblical text, forgot that he had already covered those parts, and later retranslated the same portions over again.
Joseph Smith also called it a translation, “For while we were doing the work of translation, which the Lord had appointed unto us, we came to the twenty–ninth verse of the fifth chapter of John”
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 Mormonism outlined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The largest is the 'Reorganised Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' which have the sole copyright on the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible usually called "The Inspired Version", but it is a perversion with no evidence or reason for the additions, changes and removal of an entire book (Song of Songs).
According to the 'official' story of the LDS Church, in 1820 Smith was visited by God the Father and God the Son after praying about which church he should join.
The sixth LDS prophet, Joseph F. Smith explained that the Holy Spirit is not a person but rather an impersonal force.
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 Does The Bible Allow For Additional Mormon Scripture?
The Bible teaches the heavenly Father is an omnipresent Spirit and not man, but Mormon scriptures teach that He is an exalted man with a body of flesh and bone, dwelling on a planet (D&C 130:4).
The Bible teaches that salvation is by grace through faith, not of works; while Mormon scriptures teach that salvation depends on self-meriting works.
The deliberate dissemination of the Bible is evident in Paul's writings, where he expected his letters to be shared among the churches (Colossians 4:16).
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 FAIR Topical Guide: Joseph Smith Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Robert J. Matthews, "Is it proper to refer to Joseph Smith's revision of the Bible as a 'translation'?
Robert J. Matthews, "Joseph Smith's Inspired Translation of the Bible," Ensign, December 1972, 61.
Robert J. Matthews, "The "New Translation" of the Bible: 1830-1833: Doctrinal Development During the Kirtland Era," BYU Studies (1971), 1-19 Matthews looks at the doctrinal developments in the early Restored Church and how they were influenced by Joseph's "translation" of the Bible.
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 KIM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
JOEL - The JST Bible is an abreviation for the "Joseph Smith Translation" of the Bible.
Between 1830 and 1833 Joseph Smith produced an inspired new translation of the Bible using the text of the King James version.
The JST is Joseph Smith's prophetic attempt at correcting some of the omissions and errors found in the King James version of the Bible, which occured throughout the centuries by various editors, copyists and revisionists.
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 BYU College of Religious Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Historical significance of Joseph Smith's translation of the Bible, its relationship to the other standard works, and its doctrinal contributions.
Church history and doctrine from the birth of Joseph Smith to the post-Nauvoo Exodus period.
Examination and discussion of the revelations received by Joseph Smith in Nauvoo and the prophet's major doctrinal teachings during the Nauvoo period.
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 JST discussion of ideas in the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It should be remembered that rather than a translation it was a revision; but it can scarcely be called a revision either, and ought rather to be named a partial topical explanation of the scriptures.
The method adopted was this: The Prophet had a large German Bible upon the margins of which he made the corrections as he was inspired while studying certain topics of the scriptures.
But he finished whatever subject he took up; and this interpretation must be placed upon the expression, "finished the translation of the scriptures," found in the history of Joseph Smith.
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 "We Believe the Bible…" ?
While the Bible is conditionally received as the Word of God, the Book of Mormon is unconditionally accepted as is. Yet the eighth Article of Faith is but a tip of the LDS doctrinal iceberg.
The LDS Bible Dictionary states, "The so-called lost books of the Bible are those documents that are mentioned in the Bible in such a way that it is evident they were considered authentic and valuable, but that are not found in the Bible today.
This modern scripture includes Joseph Smith's "translation" of the Bible, part of which is found in the form of footnotes and a 17 page section appended to the LDS edition of the King James Bible.
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 Joseph Smith Home location at Far West, Translation of the Bible, Scrolls, Mummies, Log House, Mormon Period, Rich ...
Joseph and Sidney Rigdon asked the High Council for a contract in exchange for "work rendered in the printing establishment, in translating the ancient records &c., &c." [Robinson, The Return, 1 (October 1889):145-51; Faulring, 182-83; History of the Church, LDS, 3:32].
When Emma Smith was leaving Far West for Illinois, Ann Scott gave the papers into her keeping and she carried them in the same way with her across the State of Missouri and over the icebound Mississippi.
But when Joseph stood there, on April 6, 1838, the Lord said, "the land" on which he stood was "holy." We may hope from this that the delightful region had escaped much of the pollutions of all the races that have dwelt upon it since Father Adam offered sacrifice upon the time-ruined altars of Adam-ondi-Ahman.
www.farwesthistory.com /exodus.htm   (2836 words)

 Concerned Christians :: View topic - Why not the Joseph Smith Translation?
If the LDS truly believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly...
The Lord inspired the Prophet Joseph Smith to restore truths to the Bible text that had become lost or changed since the original words were written.
Because the Lord revealed to Joseph certain truths that the original authors had once recorded, the Joseph Smith Translation is unlike any other Bible translation in the world.
www.concernedchristians.org /board/viewtopic.php?topic=48&forum=3   (1597 words)

 Mormanity: Is the Bible Complete?
A number of LDS apologists have written articles refuting the common idea that the Bible is complete and that all scripture has been given.
It is obscene to think that God, the Creator of the universe, would be so helpless that He would allow His Scriptures to be perverted by devious man. The prophets testified of the coming of the Messiah in the Old Testament and the New Testament details the fulfillment of that prophecy.
A quick side note on this comment: "Protestants have replaced God with the Bible as the final authority in all things" We believe God is the author of the Bible, that it is His inspired, inerrant word.
mormanity.blogspot.com /2004/08/is-bible-complete.html   (1393 words)

 BYU Bookstore - Joseph Smith's New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts Edited by Scott H. Faulring, Kent P. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Joseph Smith's New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts Edited by Scott H. Faulring, Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews
Other essays discuss the doctrinal contributions of the Joseph Smith Translation, the history of the manuscripts since Joseph Smith's death in 1844, the work of the Prophet's scribes, and the editorial procedures followed in preparing the transcriptions.
The main section of the book presents a typographic transcription of all the original manuscript pages of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, unedited and preserved exactly as dictated by the Prophet and recorded by his scribes.
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 Luke 4
The Joseph Smith Translation corrects this by saying, ‘And after forty days, the devil came unto him, to tempt him’ ([Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible].
First, his purpose for going there was not to seek out the devil, but to commune with God; second, he was not tempted for the forty days, but after the forty days were over; and third, it was the Spirit of God, not the devil, who conveyed Jesus to the mountain and the pinnacle.
The Joseph Smith Translation account is also more reasonable than that of the King James Version, for one would not fast and seek solitude in order to be tempted of the devil, but would do so to commune with God.” (Robert J. Matthews, Behold the Messiah [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1994], 188.)
www.gospeldoctrine.com /NewTestament/Luke4.htm   (4592 words)

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