Oral #24: Samuel Mann – Gendered Language in Joseph Smith’s Revision of the New Testament

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Faculty mentor: Paul Reeve

In 1830, Joseph Smith began an effort to amend what he considered to be errors in the King James Version of the Bible. Some of the revisions he made altered the gendered language of the King James Version and have the potential to provide greater understanding into Smith’s personal concept of religious gender roles. My research found that, although much of Smith’s revision maintains the patriarchal language of the KJV, a significant number of his alterations de-emphasize its masculine nature.

Watch my research presentation below.
Questions or comments? Contact me at: samuel.mann@utah.edu

View my Presentation Slides HERE 

 

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