BOOK OF MORMON CRITICAL TEXT COMPLETED
The third and final volume of the 1200-page Book of Mormon Critical Text has now been completed. Four years in preparation, this monumental project is a significant milestone in Book of Mormon scholarship. The Critical Text is a tool for scholarly reference—not for casual reading. It shows the textual variants that exist among the manuscripts and the major English editions of the Book of Mormon, including the present-day text. In addition, numerous parallel references to Biblical phraseology and concepts are provided in the footnotes, along with philological notes and references to Judaic expressions.
Professor Richard D. Rust, Department of English, University of North Carolina, has called the Critical Text a "valuable tool for the Book of Mormon scholar, containing as it does a synoptic presentation of variant readings from nearly twenty Book of Mormon texts," and "a thorough chronology." We continue to receive many welcome comments pointing out both the strengths and weaknesses of the first two volumes and have been gratified by reports of the uses to which this work is being put.
Richard P. Howard, the RLDS Church Historian, says that it "should be a viable resource to scholarship for years to come."
This third volume covers the books of Helaman to Moroni, and completes the $55.00 set. Those who ordered the entire set previous should have already received Volume 3. If yours has not arrived, please notify us. Be sure to tell us when you ordered the set and the color of the cover on your first two volumes so we can send you the correct version of Volume 3. The price of the set will remain at $55.00 for the time being. Individual volumes are available for $20.00 each, but breaking sets is not recommended.