The Visual Scriptures

Selections from the LDS Standard Works,
reformatted to show the literary structures.

D. Lynn Johnson
Copyright (c) 2004, 2006, 2016
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This work commenced on 15 May 1988 when I discovered a chiastic arrangement of the words "redemption" and "resurrection" in Doctrine and Covenants 88:14-16. Most of it was completed in nearly its present form three years later.

The files are in PDF format, which requires Acrobat Reader; this may be obtained free of charge from

The files have been formatted for double sided printing, with a half inch binding margin on the left hand side of odd-numbered pages and the right hand side of even-numbered pages.

The following article is an introduction to "The Visual Scriptures." It describes the method of formatting used.  Some hints on how to search for structure are given.