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New Testament Study Resources

New Testament Study Resources

As the Come, Follow Me study schedule moves from the Gospels and Acts to the Epistles and Revelation, we offer a list of helpful resources for personal, family, and classroom study.

Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible
Original Papers with transcripts of Joseph Smith's translation are now available at the Joseph Smith paper's website:

New Testament Revision 1: sixty-five pages written in 1831, of the book of Matthew.

New Testament Revision 2: "Previously, Joseph Smith dictated the entire Bible text to his scribe, revising verses as he read from the Bible. Bit beginning after John 5, Joseph Smith marked his copy of the Bible as he read it, indicating where a change should be made".

Bible Used for Bible Revision: Joseph Smith made revisions in an 1828 Phinney Bible. This content shows each page with Joseph Smith's annotations.

BYU New Testament Commentary
Volumes with full commentary on the books of Mark, Luke, First Corinthians, and Revelation are available; the commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews will be out in the coming months.

Videos and Transcripts on New Testament terms disciple, way, blessed, grace, love, scribe, mystery, faith, and inheritance are from the 2019 conference. Presentations from the past conferences are also posted.

Free ebooks of the New Rendition (new version) of First Corinthians, Mark, Luke, and Revelation are available via Amazon and Deseret Book; follow links here.

Resources from the BYU Religious Studies Center (RSC)
The BYU Religious Studies Center offers dozens of free online books. There are also articles in the Religious Educator on various New Testament topics. Especially useful during a study of the New Testament are:

Shedding Light on the New Testament: Acts–Revelation

How the New Testament Came to Be

Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior

The Religious Education Youtube Page offers many videos of BYU Easter Conferences, Sperry Symposia, Church History conferences, and other presentations.

Available for purchase from the RSC and Deseret Book on the New Testament:

The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints

New Testament History, Culture, and Society

Thou Art the Christ, the Son of God: The Person and Work of Jesus in the New Testament

The RSC has a list of recommended readings for the New Testament in the Sunday School page.

BYU Neal A. Maxwell Institute
Publications of the Maxwell Institute of years past have been archived at BYU Scholars Archive. Search for topics at the Scholars Archive home page. For example, searching "Corinthians" will lead you to articles such as "Vicarious Baptisms for the Dead: 2 Corinthians 15:29."

Newer publications such as The New Testament Made Harder: Scripture Study questions are available for sale via the Maxwell Institute website.

BYU Videos
Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God, 7 episodes, featuring BYU religion professors and LDS scholars.

BYU Division of Continuing Education, scripture discussions: search "New Testament" at https://www.byutv.org/ to find presentations such as this one on Acts 10—13.

Non-Latter-day Saint Resources
Bible Gateway offers full online content for many versions of the Bible in English and other languages, and you can read the New Testament in a modern English version. You might like the English Standard Version (ESV). See the New Testament in Greek (we recommend the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) version). It also offers many choices of audio here.