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    “Scripture Index,” Doctrines of the Gospel Student Manual (2000), 117–27

    “Scripture Index,” Doctrines of the Gospel Student Manual, 117–27

    Scripture Index

    How to Use the Scripture Index

    All of the passages of scripture used or referred to in this manual are listed in the scripture index in the order in which those passages appear in the books within each of the standard works, beginning with the Old Testament and continuing through the New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. For example, Romans 10:17 is indexed after Deuteronomy 30:3 and before 4 Nephi 1:14, Abraham 3:19, Joseph Smith—History 1:25, and Articles of Faith 1:5.

    The first column of each entry contains the scripture reference and a code indicating the way the scripture is used in the manual. The second column contains a code showing where the scripture reference is found in the manual.

    These are the codes used in the first column and their meaning:

    JST

    Joseph Smith Translation. The scripture is from Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible.

    a

    analysis. The scripture is the subject of all or nearly all of a supporting statement or an introduction to a chapter.

    c

    commentary. A short, explanatory comment is made about the scripture.

    m

    meaning. The meaning of a word or phrase in the scripture is discussed.

    q

    quotation. The scripture is quoted in part or in full.

    r

    reference. The scripture is only referred to.

    These are the codes used in the second column and their meaning:

    I

    The scripture reference is found in the introduction to a chapter.

    DO

    The scripture reference is found in the Doctrinal Outline.

    SS

    The scripture reference is found in the Supporting Statements.

    The following is a sample entry:

    The first column tells us that the first subentry is Genesis 2:4–5. The r indicates that the scripture passage is simply referred to. The second column tells us that the passage is found in chapter 7 of the manual in Doctrinal Outline, statement A, which has no substatements.

    The second subentry is somewhat more complicated. The first column tells us that the second subentry is Genesis 48:5–11 and appears in the Joseph Smith Translation. The r indicates that the scripture passage is referred to. The second column tells us that the passage is found in chapter 24 of the manual in Doctrinal Outline, statement B, substatement 6.

    The third subentry is similar to the second. The first column tells us that the subentry is Genesis 49:25. The m indicates that the meaning of a word or phrase in the scripture passage is discussed. The second column tells us that the passage is found in chapter 4 of the manual in Supporting Statements under statement B.

    Old Testament

    New Testament

    Book of Mormon

    Doctrine and Covenants

    Pearl of Great Price