Come, Follow Me and the New Testament Firesides
Professor Thomas Wayment gave two firesides on the New Testament on Sunday, September 8th. Professor Wayment addressed how to study the Bible and gain more understanding through reading scriptures at home at the first fireside, held at the Saugus, California meetinghouse. The second fireside was held at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors’ Center, and Professor Wayment discussed the history of the Church’s use of the King James Version of the Bible, why he chose to produce a current translation for Latter-day Saints, and his process for translating the New Testament.
You can watch the full video of Professor Wayment’s Visitors’ Center fireside by clicking here.
About Thomas Wayment
Thomas Wayment is a professor of classical studies at Brigham Young University. The author, coauthor, or editor of many articles and several books, he completed a PhD in New Testament Studies at Claremont Graduate University and has published extensively on New Testament topics. He served as the publications director of the BYU Religious Studies Center from 2013 until 2018.
About The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-Day Saints
This new translation renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to Latter-day Saint beliefs and practices. This translation is readable and accessible for a wider range of readers than the King James Version. The original structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. New and extensive notes provide alternate translations, commentary upon variant manuscript traditions, and historical insights. Where applicable, the Joseph Smith Translation has been included. The notes contain the most complete list of cross-references to New Testament passages in the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants that have ever been assembled.