1986
Greek, Arabic Volumes Added to LDS Scripture
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“Greek, Arabic Volumes Added to LDS Scripture,” Ensign, May 1986, 109

Greek, Arabic Volumes Added to LDS Scripture

The list of LDS standard works available in major world languages is growing. The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price have been printed in Greek, and the Book of Mormon has been printed in Arabic.

Translation of the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price in Greek was finished in 1985. The translation will be a blessing to Greek-speaking people of the world who may desire to read the gospel in their own language. LDS missionaries have been teaching the gospel in Greek for more than five years now, to Greek-speaking emigrants outside their native land.

The Book of Mormon in Arabic will also be a blessing to those who may desire to read it in their native language. Many Arabic-speaking people are now living in countries where the Church is organized.

In keeping with custom in Moslem areas, the Book of Mormon, as a holy book, contains no illustrations. The geometric border design around the edge of each page indicates the volume is a sacred book and is to be read and handled reverently.

The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price in Greek, and the Book of Mormon in Arabic, are recent additions to the Church’s library of translated scriptures.