The Parallel Doctrine and Covenants
The 1832-1833, 1833 and 1835 Editions
of Joseph Smith's Revelations
INTRODUCTION BY CURT BENCH
hardback. 246 pages. / 978-1-56085-205-6 / $50.00
This is the companion volume to The Parallel Book of Mormon. Curt Bench's thorough introduction traces the publishing history of the revelations, which first appeared in a serialized form in The Evening and the Morning Star beginning in 1832 in Independence, Missouri, and continued through 1833 in Kirtland, Ohio. The volume contains parallel columns comparing the text of the 1832-33 revelations to those printed in 1833 in Independence as A Book of Commandments. As readers may know, the largest number of changes occurred between 1833 and the revised versions published as the Doctrine and Covenants in 1835. Also of interest, and included in this volume, are four additional revelations published during Joseph Smith's lifetime and a handfull of unauthorized re-publications of various revelations in non-Mormon newspapers. This volume also coordinates the LDS and RLDS sections of the Doctrine and Covenants.