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Short Answer: Over the course of 7 years by a committee of Apostles, Oxford Scholars, professional editors, computer experts, and many other contributers form both inside and outside the Church. What we have for footnotes in the standard works today is the result of many lifetimes worth of diligent scripture study, and thousands of hours work completed as ...


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With regard to "Who kept them?" and "how did a common person obtain access to them in Christ's time?", a bit of information can be gleaned from the Bible itself, in Luke 4: Luke 4:14-21 (NIV) 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and ...


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Well, obviously, many of the specifics are simply unknowable, but written texts were obviously kept and transmitted by various religious communities in antiquity. One particularly anachronistic component to your question, however, is the notion that the scriptures or Bible were "a" scroll. You simply couldn't fit several long texts (e.g. the entirety of the ...


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This is the best I could find for you. Boyd K. Packer, 1982 https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/10/scriptures?lang=eng ... All of the problems mentioned so far related only to the printing part of the project. The actual compiling and organizing of the tens of thousands of footnotes would require many hundreds of workers. This work had ...



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