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Sample of Pure Language, between circa 4 and circa 20 March 1832

A Sample of pure Language
given by Joseph the Seer

The Book of Mormon identified a seer as a “revelator, and a prophet also,” specifying, however, that a seer was “greater than a prophet.” A seer could “know of things which has past, and also of things which is to come.” The work of a seer included translation...

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as copied by Br Johnson1

This title likely did not appear in the original manuscript; John Whitmer likely added it when he copied the document into Revelation Book 1.  


Question What is the name of God in pure Language
AnswerAwmen.
QThe meaning of the pure word Awmen
AIt is the being which made all things in all its parts.
QWhat is the name of the Son of God.
AThe Son Awmen.
QWhat is the Son Awmen.
AIt is the greatest of all the parts of Awmen which is the Godhead the first born.
QWhat is man.
AThis signifies Sons Awmen. the human family the children of men the greatest parts of Awmen Sons the Son Awmen
QWhat are Angels called in pure language.
AAwmen Angls-men
Q What are the meaning of these words.
AAwmen’s Ministerring servants Sanctified who are sent forth from heaven to minister for or to Sons Awmen the greatest part of Awmen Son. Sons Awmen Son Awmen Awmen
[p. 144]
A Sample of pure Language  
given by Joseph the Seer

The Book of Mormon identified a seer as a “revelator, and a prophet also,” specifying, however, that a seer was “greater than a prophet.” A seer could “know of things which has past, and also of things which is to come.” The work of a seer included translation...

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as copied by Br Johnson1

This title likely did not appear in the original manuscript; John Whitmer likely added it when he copied the document into Revelation Book 1.  


Question What is the name of God in pure Language
AnswerAwmen.2

TEXT: Throughout this document, “Awmen” was changed to “Awman”, either by John Whitmer at the time of inscription or later by an unidentified scribe. John Whitmer’s copy of a June 1833 revelation spells “Awmen” as “Awman.” Orson Hyde’s copy of the same revelation in Revelation Book 2 spells it “Ah Man.” These variations were standardized in the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants as “Ahman.” (Revelation, 1 June 1833, in Revelation Book 1, p. 182; Revelation Book 2, p. 60; Doctrine and Covenants 95:3, 1835 ed. [D&C 95:17].)  


QThe meaning of the pure word A[w]men
AIt is the being which made all things in all its parts.
QWhat is the name of the Son of God.
AThe Son3

TEXT: Or “San”. After this point in the text, this reading is possible each time “Son” appears. Similarly, “Sans” is possible when “Sons” appears.  


Awmen.
QWhat is the Son Awmen.
AIt is the greatest of all the parts of Awmen which  is the Godhead the first born.
QWhat is is man.
AThis signifies Sons Awmen. the human family the  children of men the greatest parts of Awmen Sons  the Son Awmen
QWhat are Angels called in pure language.
AAwmen Angls-men
Q What are the meaning of these words.
AAwmen’s Ser◊◊◊ts Ministerring servants Sanctified who are  sent forth from heaven to minister for or to Sons  Awmen the greatest part of Awmen Son. Sons  Awmen Son Awmen Awmen
[p. 144]
“A Sample of Pure Language,” [Hiram Township

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, OH, between ca. 4 and ca. 20 Mar. 1832]. Featured version copied [between 26 Apr. and ca. Aug. 1832] in Revelation Book 1, p. 144; 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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; CHL. Includes redactions. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 1.

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