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83. Early Publications of LDS Revelations
May 8th, 2009 by mormonmisc at 11:12 am

 83. Early Publications of LDS Revelations


My guest was Curt Bench. He is the proprietor of Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City and an expert on the wide range of publications on Mormonism over the past 179 years. Curt is a veteran dealer in publications old and new, rare and common. 


Smith-Pettit Foundation has just published The Parallel Doctrine and Covenants: The 1832-1833, 1833, and 1835 Editions of Joseph Smith's Revelations. Curt authored the introduction. We discussed the history of the publication of Joseph Smith's revelations up to 1835. 

Among the several early printings of the revelations there are many textual variations for a variety of reasons. The variants can be easily followed with this new important contribution to the study of early Mormonism. 

We discussed several and also views of the nature of Joseph Smith's concept of revelation which would account for the changes made in the revelations. 

Talk Show host: Van Hale, LDS

Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, 3 May 2009.
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