Saturday, January 17, 2009
Plain English BOM
Here's a great site definitely worth checking out: plainbookofmormon.com
This site has the entire Book of Mormon translated into everyday English. For example, 1 Nephi 1:1 reads as follows:
"My name is Nephi. I was born to good and noble parents who saw that I was educated as my father was educated. I've had many trials in my life, but I've always been highly favored by the Lord. I've received great knowledge of His goodness and mysteries. Because of these things, I now make this record of my life."
One great thing to use this site for is reading the Isaiah chapters in Second Nephi. The translation really helps to differentiate when Jacob is writing his own words and when he is quoting Isaiah.
I would also think this would be helpful to tweens and teens trying to read the Book of Mormon. If they seem to be having difficulty, they could read directly from the site, or just get help on those verses that are confusing to them.
There are also a number of good illustrations on the site--including the one shown above.
Hope this helps!
Scripture of the Day: D&C 8:10