The Joseph Smith Papers Project Stumbles

Title

The Joseph Smith Papers Project Stumbles

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2019

Authors

Gee, John (Primary)

Journal

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship

Pagination

175-186

Volume

33

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Bibliographic Citation

Gee, John. "The Joseph Smith Papers Project Stumbles" In Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, Vol. 33. 2019:175-186.

Abstract

Volume 4 of the Revelations and Translations series of the Joseph Smith Papers does not live up to the standards set in previous volumes. While the production values are still top notch, the actual content is substandard. Problems fill the volume, including misplaced photographs and numerous questionable transcriptions beyond the more than two hundred places where the editors admitted they could not read the documents. For this particular volume, producing it incorrectly is arguably worse than not producing it at all.

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