Joseph Smith Papers Project: Elder Russell M. Nelson accepts second volume on behalf of First Presidency

Two General Authorities on Sept. 22 officially signaled the publication of the second and latest volume in the Joseph Smith Papers Project when Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy, Church Historian and Recorder, formally presented a copy to Elder Russel M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve.

In front of several print and broadcast journalists gathered in the new Church History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Elder Nelson received on behalf of the First Presidency the copy of Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations: Manuscript Revelation Books.

In handing the 8-pound, large-format, 752-page tome to Elder Nelson, Elder Jensen quipped, "This maybe gives new meaning to the term heavy reading."

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