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Revelation, 27–28 December 1832 [D&C 88:1–126]

A Revelation given the first Elders

In 1830, JS was designated by revelation as the “first elder” in the specific sense of his authority as the church’s presiding priesthood officer. During the period before the elaboration of church offices, he functioned in this role with Oliver Cowdery as...

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of this Church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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in the last days Dec 27th 1832
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you, who have assembled yourselves together, to receive his will concerning you, behold this is pleasing unto [p. 33]
A Revelation given the first Elders

In 1830, JS was designated by revelation as the “first elder” in the specific sense of his authority as the church’s presiding priesthood officer. During the period before the elaboration of church offices, he functioned in this role with Oliver Cowdery as...

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of this  Church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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in the last days Dec 27th 18321

This heading may have appeared in the original manuscript. John Whitmer’s copy of the revelation in Revelation Book 1 contains a similar introduction: “A Revelation given to the first Elders of this church of Christ organized in these last days Given December 27, 1832.” (Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832, in Revelation Book 1, p. 158, in JSP, MRB:293 [D&C 88:1–126].)  


Verily thus saith the Lord unto you, who have  assembled yourselves together, to receive his will  concerning you, behold this is pleasing unto [p. 33]
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Revelation, [Kirtland Township

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH], 27–[28] Dec. 1832. Featured version copied [between 22 Jan. and ca. 27 Feb. 1833] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 33–46; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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