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Revelation, April 1829–B [D&C 8]

Shall receive, a knowledge concerning the engraveings of old Records which are ancient which contain those parts of my Scriptures of which hath been spoken by the manifestation of my Spirit yea Behold I will tell you in your mind & in your heart by the Holy Ghost which Shall come upon you & which shall dwell in your heart now Behold this is the spirit of Revelation Behold this is the spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel through the red Sea on dry ground therefore this is thy gift apply unto it & blessed art thou for it shall deliver you out of the hands of your enemies when if it were not so they would sley thee & bring thy soul to distruction O remember these words & keep my commandments remember this is thy gift now this is not all for thou hast another gift which is the gift of working with the sprout Behold it hath told you things Behold there is no other power save God that can cause this thing of Nature to work in your hands for it is the work of God & therefore whatsoever ye shall ask to tell you by that means that will he grant unto you that ye shall know remember that without faith ye can do nothing trifle not with these things do not ask for that which ye had not ought ask that ye may know the mysteries of God & that ye may Translate

To produce a new text through a revelatory, rather than scholarly, process, by the “gift and power of God.” In the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Mosiah translated records into his own language using “interpreters,” or “two stones which was fastened ...

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all those ancient Records which have been hid up which are Sacred & according to your faith shall it be done unto you Behold it is I that have spoken it & I am the same which spake unto you from the begining amen [p. 13]
Shall receive, a knowledge concerning the engraveings of old  Records which are ancient which contain those parts of my  Scriptures of which hath been spoken by the manifestation  of my Spirit yea Behold I will tell you in your mind & in your  heart by the Holy Ghost which Shall come upon you & which  shall dwell in your heart now Behold this is the spirit of  Revelation Behold this is the spirit by which Moses brought the  children of Israel through the red Sea on dry ground there fore this is thy gift apply unto it & blessed art thou for  [it] shall deliver you out of the hands of your enemies when if it  were not so they would sley thee & bring thy soul to distruction  O remember these words & keep my commandments remem ber this is thy gift now this is not all for thou hast another  gift which is the gift of working with the sprout Behold  it hath told you things Behold there is no other power save  God that can cause this thing of Nature to work in your  hands for it is the work of God & therefore whatsoever ye shall  ask to tell you by that means that will he grant unto you  that ye shall know remember that without faith ye can do  nothing trifle not with these things do not ask for that  which ye had not ought ask that ye may know the mysteries  of God & that ye may Translate

To produce a new text through a revelatory, rather than scholarly, process, by the “gift and power of God.” In the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Mosiah translated records into his own language using “interpreters,” or “two stones which was fastened ...

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all those ancient Records which  have been hid up which are Sacred & according to your faith  shall it be done unto you Behold it is I that have spoken it  & I am the same which spake unto you from the begining amen [p. 13]
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Revelation, Harmony

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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, PA, to Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, Apr.1829; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 12–13; handwriting of John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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