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[In one of its religious senses, the term "canon" refers to the literary works accepted by a religion as Scripture. The word derives from the Hebrew qaneh (reed), which came to mean "measuring rod" and then "rule." It thus indicates the norm or the standard by which all things are measured. Latter-day Saints accept a more extensive and more open canon of scripture than those accepted by other Christians and by Jews. Latter-day Saints accept, in addition to the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. These four scriptural collections are called the Standard Works. Related topics include Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST)); Jesus Christ, Sources for Words of; New Testament; Old Testament; "Voice From the Dust"; and the articles assembled under the entry Jesus Christ in the Scriptures.]
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