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New Scripture Mastery Passages for Book of Mormon 2013

Today another Seminary teacher came to observe my classroom (more on that later), and she mentioned something that the kids had talked about in class yesterday: the scripture mastery passages have changed!  I decided to take a quick look this afternoon before the kids get home to see what changes have been made.

There are 8 changes to the Book of Mormon scripture mastery list as best I can tell. There are 7 new passages -- meaning 7 eliminations -- and one scripture mastery has been made longer.  The net change in number of verses to memorize is three. NEW (15) - OLD (12), so the new Book of Mormon scripture mastery list adds 3 verses to memorize.

Here is the new list:

Old BoM Scripture MasteryNew BoM Scripture Mastery
Book of Mormon Scripture Mastery Comparison
  1. 1 Nephi 3:7
  2. 1 Nephi 19:23 - eliminated
  3. 2 Nephi 2:25
  4. 2 Nephi 2:27
  5. 2 Nephi 9:28-29
  6. 2 Nephi 28:7-9
  7. 2 Nephi 32:3
  8. 2 Nephi 32:8-9
  9. Jacob 2:18-19 - eliminated
  10. Mosiah 2:17
  11. Mosiah 3:19
  12. Mosiah 4:30
  13. Alma 32:21
  14. Alma 34:32-34 - eliminated
  15. Alma 37:6-7 - eliminated
  16. Alma 37:35
  17. Alma 41:10
  18. Helaman 5:12
  19. 3 Nephi 11:29 - eliminated
  20. 3 Nephi 27:27 - eliminated
  21. Ether 12:6
  22. Ether 12:27
  23. Moroni 7:16-17 - eliminated
  24. Moroni 7:45
  25. Moroni 10:4-5
  1. 1 Nephi 3:7
  2. 2 Nephi 2:25
  3. 2 Nephi 2:27
  4. 2 Nephi 9:28–29
  5. 2 Nephi 25:23, 26 - NEW
  6. 2 Nephi 28:7–9
  7. 2 Nephi 31:19–20 - NEW
  8. 2 Nephi 32:3
  9. 2 Nephi 32:8–9
  10. Mosiah 2:17
  11. Mosiah 3:19
  12. Mosiah 4:30
  13. Alma 7:11–13 - NEW
  14. Alma 32:21
  15. Alma 37:35 
  16. Alma 39:9 - NEW
  17. Alma 41:10
  18. Helaman 5:12
  19. 3 Nephi 12:48 - NEW
  20. 3 Nephi 18:15, 20–21 - NEW
  21. Ether 12:6
  22. Ether 12:27
  23. Moroni 7:41 - NEW
  24. Moroni 7:45, 47–48 - longer
  25. Moroni 10:4–5

This change means that a lot of new games and such will be need to be made over the summer.  My friend has been teaching a while, and she has to remake lots of magnet strips and flash cards that she has been using for years that will have to all be redone.

Anyway, that's what I know.

Also, the new Book of Mormon Seminary teacher's manual is online.  My first impression is that it is SUPER GREAT!  Finally, lessons that get students into the scriptures instead of talking around them.  Hooray.  I will do a more detailed inventory of the lessons over the summer.  I'm hoping the pacing chart will be easier to adjust than it seems at first glance....

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