Scriptures Released on CD-ROM

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“Scriptures Released on CD-ROM,” Ensign, Mar. 2002, 76

Scriptures Released on CD-ROM

The Church recently released its first authorized CD-ROM edition of the scriptures. The Scriptures: CD-ROM Standard Edition 1.0 allows computer users to search, print, or copy scriptural texts, study guides, maps, and photos.

“This new edition is intended to help individuals and families enhance their study of the scriptures,” said Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “As families use this new computer tool to search the scriptures and study gospel principles, their faith will increase, testimonies will grow, and family ties will be strengthened.”

This complete scripture resource is designed to accommodate users of all ages. Basic search functions provide rapid access to visual aids and broad topics or specific passages, assisting with lesson and talk preparation.

The Scriptures: CD-ROM Standard Edition 1.0 contains the full text of the Church’s authorized scriptures in English, along with all of the official study aids, including the Topical Guide and Bible Dictionary. The CD also contains the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price in French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Study aids available in all five of these languages include the Guide to the Scriptures (a topical compilation of cross-references and definitions), chapter headings, footnotes, selections from the Joseph Smith Translation, maps, and photographs.

Future editions of the CD-ROM may include more languages as they become available.

The Scriptures: CD-ROM Standard Edition 1.0 (item no. 50400; U.S. $5) may be purchased through local ward clerks, at local Church distribution centers, on the Internet at, or by calling 1-800-537-5971 (in the United States and Canada only).

The CD-ROM edition of the scriptures instantly puts the standard works, study guides, maps, and visual aids at the user’s fingertips. (Photo by Ellie Carter.)