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The LDS Scripture Citation Index

If you haven’t ever heard of the LDS Scripture Citation Index you are definitely missing out as a Latter-day Saint.

So what is it and how can you use it? To quote from the website itself,

[The] index links from scriptures to the general conference talks, Journal of Discourses speeches, and writings in Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith that cite those scriptures.  So, for example, suppose you want to know who has cited 1 Ne. 3:7 in general conference; click on the Book of Mormon link [one the page] and scroll down to 1 Ne. 3; there you’ll find the answer.  Who has quoted Matt. 5:48?  Use the New Testament index to find out.

We have indexed the scriptures cited by speakers in LDS General Conference between 1942 and the present, and those cited by speakers recorded in the Journal of Discourses between 1839 and 1886.  The citations in Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith come from the special edition, Scriptural Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, edited by Richard C. Galbraith and published by Deseret Book in 1993 (ISBN 0875796478).

You can sort the citation index by scripture (the default), by speaker, or by date of citation.

How awesome is that?! Someone definitely deserves some extra green Jello-O in the Celestial Kingdom for coming up with this handy little resource.

Whether you’re writing a talk, studying a certain topic, or just curious who quotes a lot from the Book of Alma, you can find it all there.

So click here and go and check it out. You’ll be glad you did.

Your pal,

Stan Way

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