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. If you would like the no frames version click here 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. . . ), 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 . This seems a most appropriate place to conclude. At Cain’s birth, Adam and Eve were filled with great anticipation. 25 And Melchizedek lifted up his voice and blessed Abram. 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). “Every green herb” becomes “every clean herb.”, 3. 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). Grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh were adopted like sons to Jacob with the same standing as his own twelve sons. Our eighth article of faith states that “we believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly.” Joseph, in relating this belief, stated: And Satan came among them, saying: I am also a son of God; and he commanded them, saying: Believe it not; and they believed it not, and they loved Satan more than God. After mentioning that Seth was appointed in his murdered brother’s stead, the record continues, “Now this same Priesthood, which was in the beginning, shall be in the end of the world also” (JST, Genesis 6:7/Moses 6:7). 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. . The Gospel of Jesus Christ Was Taught From the Beginning. 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). 39 Wherefore, Abram paid unto him tithes of all that he had, of all the riches which he possessed, which God had given him more than that which he had need. . 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. for in heaven created I them.”. [9] The Interpreter’s One Volume Commentary on the Bible, 6. Israel was the covenant people with a divine destiny and the promises made to their fathers would all be fulfilled. The title of the former seems appropriate since the first book of the Bible in some editions is given as “The First Book of Moses Called Genesis.” (See title of Genesis in the King James Version.). Men were to make offerings in similitude of his atoning sacrifice. [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. Genesis 19:31–33 (JST, Genesis 19:37–39). Most of us probably don’t fully appreciate or have a true perspective on the value of the JST because we have been using part of it for such a long time (i.e., the book of Moses). 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. His well-worn Bible appeared to be one of the old black-covered Cambridge missionary editions, and he was reading Genesis 14. What Other Unique Textual Contributions Are Given? The manuscript of the JST shows that Joseph Smith … 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. . . They are to believe in him, hearken to his word, be baptized in his name, and pray to the Father in his name. 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. Lot’s incestuous daughters “did wickedly.”. 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. Did Nephi see this in vision? [8] S. Kent Brown, “The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible: A Panel,” in Scriptures for the Modern World, ed. made all things known unto their sons and their daughters. Through personal righteousness, man could gain eternal life. 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). Also, they worry that if the universe has an existence independent of God, this undermines basic theology. The Lord ordained Noah (see JST, Genesis 8:7/Moses 8:19 and cf. The indications that at least part of this revelation was received while Joseph was studying the lives of these ancient patriarchs is very persuasive. Genesis 1:30 (JST, Genesis 1:32; Moses 2:30). The Lord called on men everywhere by the Holy Ghost to repent. [6] The Interpreter’s One Volume Commentary on the Bible (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1971), 7. . .” [6] Thus the story is further dismissed as simply “saga and legend.” [7]. Paul R. Cheesman and C. Wilfred Griggs (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1984), 81–83. In this regard, we can see a similarity to eighteen verses in Doctrine and Covenants 107. It would be hard to overestimate the negative psychological impact this false doctrine would have on a person’s life when trying to overcome individual weaknesses and gain eternal perfection. [7] Interpreter’s One Volume Commentary, 7. The principles that will sanctify, save, and exalt men today are the same that applied in every age or dispensation. “We will have the men, and they daughters also.” The latter was their idea, not Lot’s, contrary to the Genesis account. As custodian of the covenant, Israel had the responsibility to share it with all of Adam’s other children. Those covenants mentioned directly or indirectly include tithing (Genesis 14:20), priesthood (JST, Genesis 6:7/Moses 6:7), and baptism (Moses 6:52). . George A. Horton Jr. was an associate professor of ancient scripture at BYU when this was published. “The Father and the Son,” Doctrinal Exposition of the First Presidency and Quorum of Twelve,” June 30, 1916, quoted in Talmage, Articles of Faith, 465–73. 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). In summary, to gain insights into the book of Genesis, it has been suggested that: However, the search of the dedicated student or teacher will not end here. One will note that Genesis 5 gives the patriarchal line from Adam to Noah, indicating little more than the age of the patriarchs when the sons in the patriarchal line of succession were born. The Rabbis who prefer the traditional “ex-nihilo” translation of Genesis suggest this “better” translation implies God built his kingdom on a dung hill. Provo, UT 84602 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 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. 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. Christ suffered for sins and we will return to him if we repent. We can only wonder to what extent the seeming systematic failure of these topics to be found in the common version of Genesis represents a calculated effort to obscure Satan’s struggle for souls. Were there dinosaurs before Adam? Israel had a great patriarchal lineage going back to Adam. Did God’s father’s father have a father? Joseph Smith, Jr. to William W. Phelps, 31 July 1832. by Robert J. Matthews. Other evidence of an initial restriction comes from Joseph Smith’s response to what seems to have been a 31 July 1832 request by William W. Phelps to publish portions of the Bible translation that had been made to that date. He finished the chapter, slowly closed the book, and began to gaze out the window. . Enoch reaffirms this teaching: “Behold, Satan hath come among the children of men, and tempteth them to worship him; and men have become carnal, sensual, and devilish, and are shut out from the presence of God” (JST, Genesis 6:50/Moses 6:49). Also promised is that one would be raised up in the latter days to once again bring Israel to a knowledge of the covenants (JST, Genesis 50:31). It's a great volume! Because of his sophistries, many loved him more than God. 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 . The order of events in Lot’s interaction with the wicked men of Sodom is changed. 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. There are extratextual sources available to give us additional insights. Comprehensive Works Cited Faulring, Scott H., Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds. 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. There are over two hundred changes or added verses in JST, Genesis, which in itself suggests the monumental impact that it would have on an understanding of its message. 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. The Prophet was working on the Genesis portion of the translation on and off during the period of June 1830 to June 1835—the latter date including a period when an additional review was specifically made of Genesis 1 through 5. 27 And thus, having been approved of God, he was ordained an high priest after the order of the covenant which God made with Enoch. What Is the Fundamental Message of Genesis? 185 Heber J. The translation of the Bible through Joseph Smith must be a major part, if not the direct fulfillment, of this prophecy. Genesis 28:22 (JST, Genesis 28:22). Genesis 50:24-38. A careful investigation of the actual use of this word in the Scriptures will unequivocally show that 'Elohim, while plural in form, is singular in concept. 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. He was the Lord God who spoke to Adam and all the prophets. He rebelled and sought to destroy man’s agency. Genesis 5:1 (JST, Genesis 6:5; Moses 6:5). [3] “The Earth and Man,” 9 August 1931, reprinted in Deseret News, 12 November 1931. Figure 2. All I knew about him was where he got on and off the bus. ... Hat Tip to Joseph Smith. Since our individual insights usually come according to the level of spiritual maturity which we bring to the task, you may be able to add to the following basic questions: When discussing the Genesis creation story, what teacher has not been pressed with questions such as: How was the earth created? Beware, this doesn't contain the whole text of the Bible. The sons and daughters divided two and two in the land and had children of their own. The Lord also covenanted to preserve the patriarchal lineage of Enoch, Methuselah, Noah, and Abraham (JST, Genesis 7:58/Moses 7:51; 8:2; JST, Genesis 8:23; 9:14, 17, 21–25). (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1954–56), 1:27. . 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). [5]. 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. Genesis 5:22–23 (JST, Genesis 6:21–7:78; Moses 6:21–7:69). Easter Conference. This reference is best viewed with a frames compatible browser. The translation of the Bible through Joseph Smith must be a major part, if not the direct fulfillment, of this prophecy. 2. Then the revelation continues to indicate at what age and by whom each of the patriarchs was ordained, down to and including Noah (see D&C 107:44–52). Joseph Smith's Translation Of Genesis 1:1 Acceptance of the Bible by the Mormon Church is qualified by a statement credited to Joseph Smith and which now appears in article eight of the Mormon Articles of Faith, " We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly." Where was he at the time? After mentioning that the gospel had been preached, the JST continues: “And thus all things were confirmed unto Adam, by an holy ordinance” (JST, Genesis 5:45/Moses 5:59). Compare Genesis 1:1–6:13. 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. Where did it all begin? . Judging from the more complete revelation to Moses (found in JST, Genesis), could not ancient and modern Israel conclude that among the most important things they were to know are the following: Because Genesis covers a period of history over twice as long as all the other thirty-eight books of the Old Testament combined, obviously it was not intended as a detailed history, but contains things the Lord felt were vital for Israel to know. Thus Satan became the author of secret combinations of darkness. Cain’s unacceptable offering came only after Satan commanded it. 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. 4. [4] He is the Almighty of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the great I Am—and Jehovah of the Old Testament. John 1:1 “In the beginning was the gospel preached through the Son. Having sampled the main course, let’s go back and pick here and there at the relish plate. Genesis 48:5–6 (JST, Genesis 48:5–11). He was not the first to receive it, but was counseled that he “should observe to keep all my covenants wherein I covenanted with thy fathers” (JST, Genesis 17:12). None of the foregoing information is found in either Genesis or JST, Genesis directly, but “These things were all written in the books of Enoch, and are to be testified of in due time” (D&C 107:57). I was thrilled when this volume came out. Our current book of Moses is taken from JST, Genesis. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith the experience Moses had when he (Moses) “was caught up into an exceedingly high mountain, And he saw God face to face, and he talked with him” (Moses 1:1–2). 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. 40 And it came to pass, that God blessed Abram, and gave unto him riches, and honor, and lands for an everlasting possession; according to the covenant which he had made, and according to the blessing wherewith Melchizedek had blessed him. . How long did it take? But, if the children are born whole, then how does one account for the wickedness in our society? Melchizedek’s great ministry and the powers and blessings of the Melchizedek Priesthood are described. 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. 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. Other sources highly relevant to a greater understanding of Genesis include the book of Abraham, Lectures on Faith, doctrinal expositions of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve (e.g., “The Father and the Son”), statements of the First Presidency (e.g., “Origin of Man”), and the sermons and writings of the latter-day prophets (e.g., Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Conference Reports). [2] Therefore, when we read the book of Moses we are in reality reading the first chapters of JST, Genesis. In most of the passages there is an emphasis on the fact that man becomes that way, clearly implying he was not so to begin with. Joseph Smith Translation Genesis 16, Part One: Beer-la-hai-roi The Prophet Joseph Smith's New Translation of Genesis 16 brings rich surprises. Compare verses 40 to 57 with Genesis 5 (or Moses 6) about the Patriarchs: “The order of this priesthood [i.e., Melchizedek] was confirmed to be handed down from father to son, and rightly belongs to the literal descendants of the chosen seed, to whom the promises were made. “The sins of the parents [e.g., Adam and Eve] cannot be answered upon the heads of the children, for they are whole from the foundation of the world” (JST, Genesis 6:56/, Man’s nature is not fallen to begin with, but “they loved Satan more than 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. Each year, plan to attend BYU's Easter Conference. Where did God come from? 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. What Related Extratextual Sources Are Available? Were there pre-Adamites? To whom was he writing? I am the Lord thy God, and will answer thee as touching this matter” (D&C 132:1–2). Genesis 50:31 in the Joseph Smith Translation and II Nephi 3:12 say the biblical Joseph’s descendants are to write scripture (LDS say it is the Book of Mormon) and Judah’s descendants were also to write scripture (the Bible) and those two books would end false doctrines, contentions and bring peace to Joseph’s descendants. A gospel of redemption was taught from the beginning. 28 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; 29 And it was delivered unto men by the calling of his own voice, according to his own will, unto as many as believed on his name. I have had the Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament by Wayment for a long time. Genesis 4:1–8 (JST, Genesis 4:2–5:13; Moses 5:2–28). The wording of section 132 and its doctrinal nature reflect its connection with JST, Genesis. When priesthood is mentioned covenants most assuredly will be there also. Several additions are given: A popular commentary says, “The first son of this [Adam and Eve’s] union is named Cain.” [9] Not so, for Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters prior to the birth of Cain and Abel. 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. It provides many unique textual contributions. 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). Joseph’s prophecies to his children just prior to his death included: the mission of Moses; the calling of a latter-day Joseph and the Restoration; writings which Joseph would be instrumental in bringing forth to be joined with those of Judah to the “confounding of false doctrine,” and bringing Israel to a knowledge of their fathers and their covenants. In June 1830, Joseph Smith began working on what we now call the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST). What other unique textual contributions are given? [5] James Strong, The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1955). And Cain loved Satan more than God.” (JST, Genesis 5:4, 6/Moses 5:16, 18.). Another commentary says Cain’s wife was a daughter of Adam, “and consequently was a sister to Cain.” [10] But it is recorded in the JST that Cain married one of his brother’s daughters. He will continue to look for valuable insights wherever they may be found, and be persuaded that the most valuable commentary on the scriptures are the scriptures themselves (e.g., Lehi on the fall of Adam, Alma on the tree of life, Paul on a variety of topics relating to the early patriarchs and covenants). JST, Hebrews 7:3; D&C 107:3). [8]. The antecedent given to us in “Let us make man” is the Father and the Only Begotten Son in whose image man is made. He was cast down and became the devil, the father of lies, to deceive, blind, and lead men captive. Would this not make it possible to rationalize bad behavior by assuming that by nature, man is bad to begin with? The man who studies Genesis with the aid of the JST is like unto a ship’s captain who, while viewing many majestically beautiful icebergs (doctrines) floating in a vast ocean (the everlasting gospel), seeks all the information available (from the standard works and teachings of the modern prophets) as to their true size, shape, and direction. le-zikkaron ) to the nearby well, where Isaac later camped. Abraham “rejoiced” rather than “laughed” when told that Sarah would have a child. Great gospel themes are better clarified in JST, Genesis. He was their creator and all of creation was good. To gain valuable insights into Genesis, the place to start is with the book of Moses—in fact, chapter 1. 6. The Lord God (Jehovah) was their God. 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. With his Father, it is his work and glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. 10. [4] Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 3 vols. 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. Eve said, “I have gotten a man from the Lord” (Genesis 4:1). 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 includes writings of Enoch, some of which have already been cited. 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/. . How Is the Book of Moses Related to JST, Genesis? 33 And now, Melchizedek was a priest of this order; therefore he obtained peace in Salem, and was called the Prince of peace. 30 For God having sworn unto Enoch and unto his seed with an oath by himself; that every one being ordained after this order and calling should have power, by faith, to break mountains, to divide the seas, to dry up waters, to turn them out of their course; 31 To put at defiance the armies of nations, to divide the earth, to break every band, to stand in the presence of God; to do all things according to his will, according to his command, subdue principalities and powers; and this by the will of the Son of God which was from before the foundation of the world. Adam and Eve mourned because of Cain’s rebellion. Continuing further, the revelation states that “Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. Genesis 2:5 (JST, Genesis 2:5; Moses 3:5). Jacob acknowledges that Joseph was to save the house of Israel, and Joseph’s children were to be blessed above those of his brethren. It only contains those portions that were modified by Joseph Smith … Among these the idea that the name Beer-la-hai-roi applies first to the angel who visits fleeing Hagar and, only second, "for a memorial" (Heb. v. t. e. The Joseph Smith Translation ( JST ), also called the Inspired Version ( IV ), was a revision of the Bible by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. JST, Genesis 1:1–8:18. 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. Will we choose to serve the Lord, or, by deliberate choice (or default), serve Satan? 7. . George A. Horton Jr., “Insights into the Book of Genesis,” in The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths, ed. If he applies his knowledge properly, his ship (the good ship Inspired Interpretation) will surely sail safely through difficult waters to the blissful shore. Whether one believes him or not, the discussion has focused on whether Smith's English texts represent literal translations of extant source documents. Also, that by this sin they doomed all mankind to be born already stained with original sin upon their souls into a world of grief, sorrow, and suffering. 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. The Joseph Smith Translation (JST) of the Bible, also known as the Inspired Version (IV), was written by Joseph from 1830 to 1833. G. Eerdmans Publishing Company, n.d.), 1:116. Genesis 14:24 (JST, Genesis 14:25–40). 15. 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. 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. On the Bible a “ Translation ” gives a false impression lower forms I! 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