Friday, January 9, 2009

Facts and Figures Relating to the Book of Mormon

140,000,000: copies of the Book of Mormon distributed since 1830

275,000: approximate number of words in the Book of Mormon

5000: copies produced in the first edition printing of the Book of Mormon

3000: dollars it cost to print the first edition of the Book of Mormon

531: pages in current Latter-day Saint edition of the Book of Mormon (compare to the 403 and 1184 pages respectively of the LDS editions of the New Testament and Old Testament)

239: chapters in the Book of Mormon

107: languages in which the Book of Mormon is currently available

60 – 90: working days it took Joseph Smith to translate the Book of Mormon (compare to the 7 years it took for the King James Version of the Bible)

24: age of Joseph Smith when the Book of Mormon was published

1: number of translators of the Book of Mormon – that's right, only Joseph Smith as he was inspired by God (compare to the 47 scholar-translators for the King James Version of the Bible)

Begin your reading of the Book of Mormon here.

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