Thursday, November 8, 2007

Change made to Book of Mormon

Small, but Important Change Made in Book of Mormon Introduction
November 8th, 2007 @ 4:00pm

Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio

There's been a small but significant change to the Book of Mormon. It's in the introduction.

The old version said: "After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are the principal ancestors of the American Indians."

The new version, which will first be seen in DoubleDay's revised edition reads, "After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians."

Kerry Muhlestein, BYU ancient scripture assistant professor, says it's not a major change, but "in some ways, it may reflect that we weren't as careful writing the first introduction as we should have been."

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Muhlestein says the change makes sense. He says, "The picture of the Book of Mormon and the peoples that the Nephites and Lamanites interact with is probably more complex than we have typically supposed or assumed."

Muhlestein says he doesn't believe it's in response to some DNA research that shows the continent's early inhabitants are of Asian descent.

Article from KSL the original link is here

AB--- I thought this was the most accurate book ever? Are more changes going to be incorporated?


Anna "Banana" Jackson said...

Great research... I hadn't heard about this yet. I just sent it to Way of the Master Radio, for their info. Thanks!

Andy said...

Anna thanks for stopping by.....

reminds me I need to order more license plate frames......

Jeremiah said...

How does carefulness figure into the translation of the Mormon tablets? They were supposedly transcribed without error by Joseph Smith, using the Umim and Thummim.

cory said...

wow, makes you wonder how many more changes are coming..

truth for the lost said... might be nice if you mentioned the Church's official statement on the matter:

"The current Introduction page in the Book of Mormon WAS NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT translated by Joseph Smith, Jr. The Introduction was written and published at the same time additional materials INCLUDING footnotes and cross references WERE ADDED IN 1981. A one-word change was made to the Introduction in the latest edition of the Book of Mormon published by Doubleday. That change takes into account details of Book of Mormon demography which are not known. The change will be included in the next edition of the Book of Mormon printed by the Church."

Andy said...


you do need to understand that this was done with a "prophetic" that DNA refutes the evidence for the claims in the Book of Mormon, they are changing their own "prophetic" insights.

Reminds me of the Book of Abraham

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L. Curtis said...


It would be nice if your church could just be honest. This is a kneejerk reaction to a serious problem they cannot dig themselves out of. Quite wise though. They know that within five years, most people, except those of us who wish to stick to the truth, will not even remember the change happened. Kind of like the changes to the temple ceremony. They found themselves in a tight spot and all the attempts they made to explain away the dna problems only looked foolish and absurd, so they just change their stance, again. Nothing new. This has been the way your church has operated since it's inception.

The feds want to take away our property? Hey, have a revelation and do away with polygamy.

We might lose our tax exempt status? Hey, time for a revelation giving black people the priesthood.

And on and on..........

Anonymous said...

Why don't you show the hundreds of changes of BOM over the years. You know the ones that reflect this perverted, sick, white male supremacy church. By the why, I'm a white male.