As a group of people that is generally pretty interested in the scriptures, we were pleased to learn of the new edition (2013) of the LDS scriptures announced on Friday. The link provides a wealth of information about the new edition, including a discussion of the history of the LDS editions, and detailed documents noting every change made to the text and headers. The transparency of this new change is extremely useful. New maps and study aids are provided as well. In early commentary, LDS audiences have welcomed the new edition, even if most of the changes are extremely minor.
Here at FPR, we plan to look more broadly at what was changed, as well as what was kept in the standard works and study aids. Obviously, they didn’t take all of my advice on this issue! Stay tuned for some analysis of these changes in the coming weeks!
UPDATE: Posts in this series will be under the category: 2013 Scriptures.