I want to say to you, read the book, the Pearl of Great Price, and read the Book of Abraham. The Pearl of Great Price I hold to be one of the most intelligent, one of the most religious books that the world has ever had; but more than that, to me the Pearl of Great Price is true in its name. It contains an ideal of life that is higher and grander and more glorious than I think is found in the pages of any other book unless it be the Holy Bible. It behooves us to read these things, understand them: and I thank God when they are attacked, because it brings to me, after a study and thought, back to the fact that what God has given He has given, and He has nothing to retract." - Levi Edgar Young, Conference Report (April 1913), 74

"...it must be evident to all who seriously consider the matter, that if the Book of Abraham as given to us by Joseph Smith be true, it must have been translated by a greater than human power." - George Reynolds, The Book of Abraham: Its Authenticity Established as a Divine and Ancient Record (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1879), 4

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Millennial Star Notice - Publication of the Pearl of Great Price (1851)

The following notice, regarding publication of The Pearl of Great Price appeared in The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, Volume 13, Issue 14 (July 15, 1851). Elder Franklin D. Richards was the newest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at this time, and was serving as the British Mission President and editor of the Millennial Star, when he printed this notice relating to his forthcoming publication (see 1851 Pearl of Great Price document).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Pearl of Great Price - 1851

The following images are from the first printing of the Pearl of Great Price, published by Elder Franklin D. Richards, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in Liverpool, England, in 1851. Excepting the title page, preface, and contents, only the Book of Abraham is included.

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Note: The entire Pearl of Great Price [1st Ed. 1851] is available online now. See Here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Book of Abraham in the Millennial Star (1842)

The following pages are from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Volume 3, Numbers 3 (July 1842) and Number 4 (August 1842). This publication of the Book of Abraham followed the original installments printed in the Times and Seasons a few months previous. Facsimiles 2 and 3 were never published in the Millennial Star; the rest of the material, however, is consistent with the Times and Seasons publication.

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