Come, Follow Me and the New Testament Firesides
Expand your understanding of the New Testament and enhance your Come, Follow Me studies at one of our upcoming firesides with Thomas Wayment, author of The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints.
Studying the Bible for All it’s Worth
Sunday, September 8th, 3:00 pm
Saugus Meetinghouse, 27405 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350
Professor Wayment will discuss how to study the Bible and gain more through reading scriptures at home. He will use examples from this month’s Come, Follow Me material (1 and 2 Corinthians) and his new study bible for Latter-day Saints.
Translating the New Testament for the Saints
Sunday, September 8th, 7:00 pm
LA Temple Visitors’ Center, 10707 N. Temple Way Los Angeles, CA 90024
Professor Wayment will discuss his experiences, process, and challenges in producing a new translation of the New Testament for Latter-day Saints. He will share highlights of how the translation compares to other modern translations of the Bible and how this translation might be used for home and personal scripture study, particularly with the Come, Follow Me material.
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.