joseph smith translation of genesis

. What other unique textual contributions are given? 8. Priesthood functions are also mentioned: “He [Melchizedek] blessed Abram, being the high priest, and keeper of the storehouse of God; Him whom God appointed to receive tithes for the poor” (JST, Genesis 14:37–38). Because of his sophistries, many loved him more than God. “But behold, Cain hearkened not, saying: Who is the Lord that I should know him? When introducing the covenant to Abraham, in the King James Version Abraham is instructed to “walk before me, and be thou perfect” (Genesis 17:1). He was the Lord God who spoke to Adam and all the prophets. George A. Horton Jr. was an associate professor of ancient scripture at BYU when this was published. . [5]. 25 And Melchizedek lifted up his voice and blessed Abram. 7. The antecedent given to us in “Let us make man” is the Father and the Only Begotten Son in whose image man is made. . To call this version a “translation” gives a false impression. B. H. Roberts, (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1932–51), 1:97. The principles that will sanctify, save, and exalt men today are the same that applied in every age or dispensation. The Lord called on men everywhere by the Holy Ghost to repent. Was Adam brought from another planet? . Genesis 14:24 (JST, Genesis 14:25–40). Adam and Eve taught their children in the ways of the Lord, but Satan prevailed “and they [the children] loved Satan more than God” (JST, Genesis 4:12–13/Moses 5:12–13). The section summary for Doctrine and Covenants 107 indicates that portions of that particular revelation were received as early as November 1831 and that remainder is dated 28 March 1835. To appreciate the contribution of the JST on the adversary’s role, we remind ourselves that the word Satan occurs only nineteen times in the KJV Old Testament, and its first occurrence does not appear until 1 Chronicles 21:1. The translation of the Bible through Joseph Smith must be a major part, if not the direct fulfillment, of this prophecy. The JST clarifies these fundamental aspects of the nature of man: “The Son of God hath atoned for original guilt, wherein the sins of the parents cannot be answered upon the heads of the children, for they are whole from the foundation of the world” (JST, Genesis 6:56/Moses 6:54; emphasis added). The Divine Author is easy to recognize, especially in the first part—the premortal Lord Jesus Christ is speaking as the Father by divine investiture of authority. 26 Now Melchizedek was a man of faith, who wrought righteousness; and when a child he feared God, and stopped the mouths of lions, and quenched the violence of fire. Genesis 4:1–8 (JST, Genesis 4:2–5:13; Moses 5:2–28). Joseph Smith the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made a "new translation" of the Bible, using the text of the King James Version (KJV). And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual, and devilish” (JST, Genesis 4:13/Moses 5:12–13.) If we organized all the scriptures chronologically (in parallel columns) so the scriptural story could be read as completely as possible, we might be mildly shocked at Genesis 5:21–24 (the Enoch material), when instead of five or ten or even twenty-five additional verses in the JST, there are 111 consecutive verses with no counterpart in the common edition of Genesis. This revelation to the latter-day prophet came at the time when he was being instructed to begin the inspired study, translation, or revision of the Bible. . We are much like a person who often has steak or some other delicacy for dinner—he probably won’t fully appreciate it unless he is suddenly without it. Here Joseph writes into the Bible a “prophecy” predicting that he, Joseph Smith Jr., will be a prophet of God. With his Father, it is his work and glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. There are many more exciting contributions to be found, each worth a diligent search. It was Abimelech and his captain, not Abraham, that planted a grove in Beersheba. [4] Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 3 vols. The Gospel of Jesus Christ Was Taught From the Beginning. They also were to bring salvation to the rest of Jacob’s house at a time when they were all bowed down in sin. The man who studies the stories and message of Genesis without the aid of the Joseph Smith Translation is like unto the captain of a ship who, while viewing the tips of many icebergs (doctrines), tries to estimate their true size and shape without considering all information available and the underlying currents which affect their movement. Following are a few small but critical corrections that add to the beauty of the scriptural account: 1. “We will have the men, and they daughters also.” The latter was their idea, not Lot’s, contrary to the Genesis account. Genesis 19:8 (JST, Genesis 19:11). . John 1:1 “In the beginning was the gospel preached through the Son. See Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 70. Lot’s incestuous daughters “did wickedly.”. I have had the Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament by Wayment for a long time. Genesis 5:22–23 (JST, Genesis 6:21–7:78; Moses 6:21–7:69). Easter Conference. Before considering the great gospel themes which become plain in the JST, one other preliminary observation could be made to emphasize the large amount of additional scripture that it makes available. However, not all was lost; his younger brother (Abel) “walked in holiness before the Lord” (JST, Genesis 5:11/Moses 5:26), yet another (Seth) offered an “acceptable sacrifice” (JST, Genesis 6:4/Moses 6:3), and they began “to call upon the name of the Lord” (JST, Genesis 6:5/Moses 5:4). A central claim in Mormon history and doctrine is the assertion that Joseph Smith was able to translate ancient documents into English by the gift and power of God. Genesis 6:6 (JST, Genesis 8:15; Moses 8:25). It was prepared by Orson Pratt in 1878 as he edited the Pearl of Great Price to be presented in the general conference of the Church. Joseph Smith, Jr. to William W. Phelps, 31 July 1832. If he applies his knowledge properly, his ship (the good ship Inspired Interpretation) will surely sail safely through difficult waters to the blissful shore. [1], Our current book of Moses (2:1–8:30) is an almost verbatim copy of the JST, Genesis 1:1–8:18 (covering King James Version Genesis 1:1–6:13). Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion, made a number of changes to the King James Bible that is known today as either the Inspired Version or Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible. The order of events in Lot’s interaction with the wicked men of Sodom is changed. If we go back to the Joseph Smith Translation [hereafter referred to as JST] in the appendix, we will find sixteen more verses of scripture which you did not read.” The questioning look on his face was obvious, but before he could even finish his next question, “What does it say?” I had already closed my book and was putting it back in my briefcase. One afternoon, shortly after the “new” King James Version, LDS Edition came out, I boarded the Wasatch Boulevard bus going south on State Street in Salt Lake City and found that there was only one seat vacant—right in the middle of the back row. After laboring off and on for ten months on the early chapters of Genesis, Joseph Smith received a revelation from the Lord on March 7, 1831, directing him to begin work on the New Testament: "It shall not be given unto you to know any further concerning this chapter, until the New Testament be translated, and in it all these things shall be made known; wherefore I give unto you that ye may now translate it" (D&C 45:60-61). Satan agreed to submit to Cain’s commands in return for Cain’s entering into the secret oaths to commit murder. GENESIS 1:1 IN THE JOSEPH SMITH TRANSLATION/BOOK OF MOSES On 26 March 1830, scarcely two months after the Book of Mormon arrived at Egbert B. Grandin’s bookstore, Joseph Smith was in hot pursuit of his second great revelational project, the “Inspired Version,” also called the Joseph Smith Translation (= JST). Additional information includes: Enoch’s speech and vision; the translation of the city of Zion; that many others were later translated before the flood; the great wickedness of Enoch’s time surpassed that among the Lord’s other creations; the city of Zion and the New Jerusalem are to be joined together; and a millennium of peace is foretold. From the Joseph Smith … One of the most significant dimensions of this quest for insights is represented by sources that are not actually in the JST itself, but which might be considered an extension of it. Jacob acknowledges that Joseph was to save the house of Israel, and Joseph’s children were to be blessed above those of his brethren. Smith and his followers used the term translation to describe the genesis of these English scriptures, which remain canonical for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Great gospel themes are better clarified in JST, Genesis. Since these blessings are contingent on man’s overcoming his personal sins, it is no surprise that the most persistent single injunction in the early record is for men to repent. [3] “The Earth and Man,” 9 August 1931, reprinted in Deseret News, 12 November 1931. 33 And now, Melchizedek was a priest of this order; therefore he obtained peace in Salem, and was called the Prince of peace. Continuing, the revelation says, “Abraham received all things, whatsoever he received, by revelation and commandment” (v. 29), which brings us back to Genesis. The JST clearly provides the reason why Noah, his sons, and their wives boarded the boat and were saved, while the rest of their family, friends, and neighbors all went to a watery grave. Keil and F. Delitzsch, Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament, 25 vols. To the expression “every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew” is added, “For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth . Genesis 1:30 (JST, Genesis 1:32; Moses 2:30). 801-422-6975. 15. Therefore, even though men sin, through faith in Christ, true repentance, and baptism, they can be given the gift of the Holy Ghost, and by living in the Lord’s way, be justified, sanctified, sealed up to eternal life, and eventually dwell in his presence. 4. The fact that the gospel of redemption was taught from the beginning has to be one of the most exciting insights we encounter in our gospel study. In the JST this is considerably strengthened: “I, the Almighty God, give unto thee a commandment; that thou shalt walk uprightly before me, and be perfect” (emphasis added). 35 And hath said, and sworn with an oath, that the heavens and the earth should come together; and the sons of God should be tried so as by fire. 9. In total, JS made changes to about 1,300 Old Testament verses (Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 5). The gospel of Jesus Christ taught in the beginning. To gain valuable insights into Genesis, the place to start is with the book of Moses—in fact, chapter 1. What related extratextual sources are available? Genesis 24:2, 9 (JST, Genesis 24:2, 8). And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual, and devilish.” (JST, Genesis 4:13/, The consequences of partaking of the fruit are given and then qualified by “nevertheless, thou mayest choose for thyself” (JST, Genesis 2:20–22/, After the Fall, Adam and Eve were taught “the plan of salvation unto all men, through the blood of mine Only Begotten” (JST, Genesis 6:65/, “Because of my transgression,” said Adam, “my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again in the flesh I shall see God” (JST, Genesis 4:10/, Eve “heard all these things, and was glad, saying: Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient” (JST, Genesis 4:11/. 11. However, the seeric gift was not limited to translation, hence Ammon’s additional statement “that a seer is a revelator and a prophet also” (Mosiah 8:16). (“The Joseph Smith Translation: “Plain and Precious Things” Restored” Ensign, Aug 1997, lds.org) The recent LDS.org Gospel Topic Essay on the translation and historicity of the Book of Abraham affirms this new understanding of the concept of “translation” when applied to Joseph Smith bringing revealed scripture into the world. . There are extratextual sources available to give us additional insights. JST, Genesis 1:1–8:18. . This text of the Bible was restored by Joseph Smith and is published in the Pearl of Great Price as Selections from the Book of Moses. [5] James Strong, The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1955). 36 And this Melchizedek, having thus established righteousness, was called the king of heaven by his people, or, in other words, the King of peace. Righteous patriarchs did teach their children “in the ways of God” (JST, Genesis 6:12, 22, 43/Moses 6:13, 21, 41), and those who learned to “walk with [the Lord]” and “abide” in him (JST, Genesis 6:36/Moses 6:34) became the sons and daughters of God. Contrary to the traditional Christian view of being dejected, conscience-smitten, beaten, hanging their heads in shame, and in a general state of hopelessness, when they comprehended the implications of the Fall, Adam and Eve sort of jumped up and clicked their heels. They are to believe in him, hearken to his word, be baptized in his name, and pray to the Father in his name. It's a great volume! Eve said, “I have gotten a man from the Lord” (Genesis 4:1). for in heaven created I them.”. What seemed to be the intent of his book? Genesis was given to help raise a benighted people (ancient and modern) from their bondage to a renewed sense of who their creator is, who they are, what their blessings and responsibilities are, and the potential of their divine destiny. This includes writings of Enoch, some of which have already been cited. It only contains those portions that were modified by Joseph Smith … He was their creator and all of creation was good. Therefore, one can read Genesis without recognizing that Jehovah (or Jesus Christ) is on almost every page. The Rabbis who prefer the traditional “ex-nihilo” translation of Genesis suggest this “better” translation implies God built his kingdom on a dung hill. The sons and daughters divided two and two in the land and had children of their own. The first kind of support given for this thesis is from the Inspired Version of the Bible, also known as the Joseph Smith Translation (JST). Men were to make offerings in similitude of his atoning sacrifice. The only direct reference to priesthood in KJV Genesis is to Melchizedek, priest of the most high God (see Genesis 14:18–20). If the Lord intended to reveal the specific details of creation there seems to be a great defect in the present record. Monte S. Nyman and Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1985), 51–70. “Every green herb” becomes “every clean herb.”, 3. What is the fundamental message of Genesis? Israel had a great patriarchal lineage going back to Adam. [8]. Consider the JST, Genesis contributions: The Lord Jesus Christ and Satan represent the two great forces vying for man’s allegiance in this life—(1) the power of life, truth, love, service and salvation offered by Jesus Christ, or (2) the power of death, error, darkness, and damnation which come by following Satan. Thus we see the perfect justice of God in working with his children for their salvation. The Prophet and his contemporaries called it the New Translation, as it is also named in a revelation in the Doctrine and Covenants (D&C 124:89). . That these writings were not only for the Hebrew slaves is revealed in the added note that “in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as naught and take many of them from the book which thou shalt write, behold, I will raise up another like unto thee; and they shall be had again among the children of men—among as many as shall believe” (1:41). Robert J. Matthews has pointed out that “most of the revelations dealing with doctrinal subjects [found in the D&C] were revealed to Joseph Smith . Jesus Christ (the Only Begotten Son) was called before the foundation of the world to be the Savior and Redeemer. “See that little ‘a.’ Now let’s look down to the cross-references. Would this not make it possible to rationalize bad behavior by assuming that by nature, man is bad to begin with? This order was instituted in the days of Adam, and came down by lineage in the following manner: From Adam to Seth, who was ordained by Adam at the age of sixty-nine years, and was blessed by him three years previous to his (Adam’s) death, and received the promise of God by his father, that his posterity should be the chosen of the Lord, and that they should be preserved unto the end of the earth; Because he (Seth) was a perfect man, and his likeness was the express likeness of his father, insomuch that he seemed to be like unto his father in all things, and could be distinguished from him only by his age” (D&C 107:40–43). The introduction to Old Testament Revision 1 on the Joseph Smith Papers website notes some of the significant passages in the Book of Moses and JS’s revision of Genesis chapters 1–24. ), Lest the value of the JST be missed, consider the conclusion reached in a popular Bible dictionary about the nature of the sons of God and daughters of men referred to in Genesis 6:2: “The text seems to imply that the gods married existing gigantic earthly women and that these marriages produced the mighty men . It was Noah, not the Lord, who was sorry (repented) that the Lord had made man. The Joseph Smith Translation of John 1:1 is fraught with egregious errors which, considered in context, have important implications on Joseph Smith’s claims to be a prophet. Who was the prophet-scribe? As custodian of the covenant, Israel had the responsibility to share it with all of Adam’s other children. Melchizedek also, “having been approved of God, he was ordained an high priest after the order of the covenant which God made with Enoch, It being after the order of the Son of God; which order came, not by man, nor the will of man; neither by father nor mother; neither by beginning of days nor end of years; but of God” (JST, Genesis 14:27–28). The wording of section 132 and its doctrinal nature reflect its connection with JST, Genesis. The JST says: “And Noah and his sons hearkened unto the Lord, and gave heed, and they were called the sons of God” (JST, Genesis 8:1/Moses 8:13). In this regard, Elder James E. Talmage said, “The opening chapters of Genesis, and scriptures related thereto, were never intended as a textbook of geology, archeology, earth-science, or man-science.” [3]. 16. . Grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh were adopted like sons to Jacob with the same standing as his own twelve sons. D&C 107:52). Did you know that you skipped over sixteen complete verses of scripture that you didn’t even read?”, Reaching into my briefcase, I pulled out my new KJV, LDS Edition. And the Lord appeared unto them, and they rose up and blessed Adam, and called him Michael, the prince, the archangel. Opening to Genesis 14, and holding the book over where he could see, I pointed to the little superscript “a” at the end of verse 24. Provo, UT 84602 [11] “A Plainer Translation”: Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible, A History and Commentary (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1975), 257; also cf. [2] The book of Moses excerpts in the first edition of the Pearl of Great Price (1851) were taken from the Evening and Morning Star and the Times and Seasons. At least one other allusion to priesthood includes the three messengers at the time of Sodom’s impending destruction, “which were holy men, and were sent forth after the order of God” (i.e., the order of the Melchizedek Priesthood) (JST, Genesis 18:23.). “The Gospel began to be preached, from the beginning, being declared by holy angels sent forth from the presence of God, and by his own voice, and by the gift of the Holy Ghost” (JST, Genesis 5:44/Moses 5:58). Melchizedek blesses Abram. “Adam and Eve . What Related Extratextual Sources Are Available? [8] S. Kent Brown, “The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible: A Panel,” in Scriptures for the Modern World, ed. Will we choose to serve the Lord, or, by deliberate choice (or default), serve Satan? from June 1830 to July 1833, which was exactly the time he was working on the Bible translation. Excerpt from the article ‘Prophecies in the Bible about Joseph Smith’, published in the Ensign, January 1989: 1 Critics might argue that the Joseph Smith Translation contains references to Joseph Smith because he himself translated it. This is in contrast to the KJV where there is no direct call to repent in the entire book of Genesis. One who is familiar with Genesis in the King James Version (hereafter KJV) is excited when he discovers some almost obscure gospel themes suddenly coming into focus in the JST. It is clear that “every spirit of man was innocent in the beginning” (D&C 93:38), and can remain that way unless there is failure to yield to “the enticings of the Holy Spirit” (Mosiah 3:19). In no other place in scripture is the need to repent more consistently emphasized than in the JST. Additional details not referred to heretofore (and missed by the man on the bus) include the faith of Melchizedek who had great power to perform many miracles; that men having such faith (including his people) were translated and joined the city of Enoch; Melchizedek was appointed the keeper of the storehouse of God and henceforth was the appropriate one to whom tithes were paid. This also explains why the Lord was grieved when Noah’s daughters accepted marriage proposals from the sons of men (i.e., those who would not hearken) (JST, Genesis 8:3/Moses 8:15. He was prepared before the foundation of the world—chosen to suffer for men if they would repent. But, if the children are born whole, then how does one account for the wickedness in our society? We recognize the work of Satan as represented by the serpent in the story of the Fall, but his presence or influence seems to be practically nonexistent in the rest of the Genesis story. 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