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Scope. Joseph Smith-Matthew is the Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew 24. This wiki page is not intended, however, to address Matthew 24. It is intended only to address the Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew 24. It is therefore suggested that readers consult the wiki page that does address Matthew 24 before viewing this page that addresses Joseph Smith-Matthew. Contributors are likewise asked to respect this distinction. The idea is that a reader should be able to find content about an original passage from Matthew 24 on the wiki page addressing that passage. This wiki page addressing Joseph Smith-Matthew should focus on added insights that come from the Joseph Smith Translation. See the article Joseph Smith Translation in The Encyclopedia of Mormonism.
Joseph Smith-Matthew is not a complete, stand alone work. Rather, it is an excerpt containing only the small portion of the Joseph Smith Translation that covers Matthew 24. It is therefore useful to consult the complete outline and page map on the wiki page for Matthew before trying to understand how the excerpt contained in Joseph Smith-Matthew is organized.
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Joseph Smith-Matthew has two historical settings. It shares with Matthew 24 an ancient setting discussed at Historical Overview of the Gospels, and it shares with the Doctrine & Covenants a modern setting discussed at Historical Overview of the Restoration Scriptures.
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Related passages that interpret or shed light on Joseph Smith-Matthew.
- Joseph Smith-Matthew is the Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew 24.
- D&C 45.
Doctrinal references cited on this page.
Historical references cited on this page.
- Institute Manual
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