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online scripture changes and ordering "real" scriptures

Postby jglanfield » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:39 am

Hey,

I don't know where else to ask this. But all the changes that have been made to the scriptures online (e.g, the intro to the Book of Mormon, chapter heading changes, etc.), are these included in the scriptures that you order from store.lds.org?

Does anyone know? I just called the global service center and the lady had no idea :o

Or does anyone know where or who I could ask?

Cheers.

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Postby jdlessley » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:43 am

jglanfield wrote:Hey,

I don't know where else to ask this. But all the changes that have been made to the scriptures online (e.g, the intro to the Book of Mormon, chapter heading changes, etc.), are these included in the scriptures that you order from store.lds.org?

Does anyone know? I just called the global service center and the lady had no idea :o

Or does anyone know where or who I could ask?
I have a set of english language scriptures printed 9/95 with a 1981 copyright. This set is exactly as the on-line version. I checked the introduction to the Book of Mormon and a random sampling of book summaries and chapter summaries that are provided at the beginning of books and chapters in italics (for the printed copy) and see no differences. I assume by chapter headings you are referring to the chapter summaries since a chapter heading is merely the word Chapter followed by the number.

I do know there was a later (more recent) printing that had changes in the MAPS section of the triples and quads, but no changes to the text of any of the books.

Are you looking at another language version in print and the on-line version for the same language is different?
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Postby jglanfield » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:50 am

Hey - thanks for your reply! Yes, I definitely meant chapter "summary". Apologies for that.

Now, my scriptures are copyrighted 1981 as well, and my printing is 3/2004. There are definitely some differences. There have been some recent changes that are quite significant.

For instance, compare the chapter summaries for 2 Nephi 5, Ether 12 ("weaknesses" has been changed to "weakness"). Also, the introduction uses the phrase: "and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians," where the word "among" replaces the words "the principal".

Can you compare those and let me know what you see? It would be strange that your (older) printing of the scriptures would be more in-line with the newer scriptures than mine.

Cheers.

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Postby jdlessley » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:15 pm

Yes I do see these differences. But fortunately these summaries are not scripture but rather summaries. I would be more concerned if the actual scriptures were different or had been changed.

You could submit your concerns as feedback using the Submit Feedback link at the bottom of the on-line scripture pages. Just as you have done in your post, make sure you provide the specifics of the differences.
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Postby jglanfield » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:30 pm

Thanks. I feel the changes are significant and am excited about them. But I really wasn't trying to get into a discussion about that. I just wanted my original question answered.

I think I'll just call the scripture/curriculum department and see what I can find out. I'll post my findings.

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Postby jglanfield » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:29 pm

Update:

Until this month, the 1981 headings remained in the church’s online version at lds.org. When the church upgraded its website, the Doubleday changes were included online. The former version will continue — for now — in the printed English versions.

“When these types of changes are made, they are rolled out to various online and print editions as they become available,” Purdy said in a statement. “A new English edition of The Book of Mormon is not scheduled to be printed at present. Since these changes are so minor, it is not necessary to include them until it is printed.”


Source: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50882900-76/mormon-book-changes-church.html.csp


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