1998
Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon
Footnotes
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“Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, Mar. 1998, 75

Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon

Since the Book of Mormon’s publication in 1830, more than 83 million copies have been circulated throughout the world. That figure includes individual copies as well as triple and quadruple scripture combinations and Book of Mormon selections translated into other languages. In the year-by-year chart that follows, the quantity for 1830–1981 is an estimate based on the best historical information available.

1830–1981:

27,249,193

1982:

1,150,724

1983:

974,439

1984:

1,212,053

1985:

2,017,527

1986:

3,178,727

1987:

3,319,556

1988:

3,966,380

1989:

5,325,096

1990:

6,558,383

1991:

4,701,080

1992:

4,953,719

1993:

4,511,430

1994:

3,791,580

1995:

4,958,182

1996:

5,289,927

Total:

83,157,996

Note: In 1987 President Ezra Taft Benson urged Church members to “flood the earth with the Book of Mormon” (Ensign, May 1987, 85).