The Joseph Smith Papers Project has released a historical study aid for the Doctrine and Covenants. Available as an e-book only, Joseph Smith’s Revelations: A Doctrine and Covenants Study Companion from the Joseph Smith Papers is a compilation of some of the earliest versions of Joseph Smith’s revelations now found in the Doctrine and Covenants.
The e-book was compiled from previous publications of the Joseph Smith Papers and is designed for people looking to better understand the original text and historical background of these revelations. The e-book will be particularly useful for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaching or studying the Doctrine and Covenants in Gospel Doctrine, seminary, or Institute courses. Because the content is based on rigorous scholarship from the Joseph Smith Papers, the book will also be helpful to historians, religious studies specialists, and other scholars looking for information on this unique volume of Latter-day Saint scripture.
Because the Joseph Smith Papers Project is not complete, about two dozen sections of the Doctrine and Covenants are not included in this e-book. Purchasers will have the opportunity to receive a free copy of the complete, updated e-book in the future.
Joseph Smith’s Revelations: A Doctrine and Covenants Study Companion from the Joseph Smith Papers is available for purchase at Deseret Book and on Amazon.