"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn
Question #22808 posted on 02/04/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Do you think the church will ever publish the Bible with the JST printed right into the text? I was wondering why there wasn't one already like that, and the archives helped me to understand why it hasn't been done yet, but I still think that would be cool: no more flipping pages or reading footnotes all the time.

-Circles all the footnotes

A: Dear Circles,

For a while the Community of Christ was (still is?) doing it, and it was carried in church bookstores.

Also, the King James Version of the Bible can't be switched around. Copyright violations. The crown still has rights to it. And to make a new bible, one must get a sort of copyright to use the word "bible." Hence, the church really doesn't need it for a few notes Joseph Smith made. This is also why some speculate the Jehovah's Witnesses don't use the word "Bible" in their own version.