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Revelation, 9 March 1833 [D&C 91]

Kirtland

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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9th of March 1833
A Revelation given concerning Apocrypha
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you concerning the Apocrypha there are many things contained therein that are true and it is mostly translated

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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correct— there are many things contained therein that are not true which are interpelations by the hands of men varely I say unto you that it is not needful that the Apocrypha should be translated therefore whoso readeth it let him understand for the spirit manifesteth truth and and whoso is enlightened by the spirit shall obtain benifit therefrom and whoso receiveth not the spirit cannot be benefited; Therefore it is not needful that it should be translated. Amen [p. 55]
Kirtland

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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9th of March 1833
A Revelation given concerning Apocrypha
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you concerning  the Apocrypha there are many things contained  therein that are true and it is mostly tran slated

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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correct— there are many things contained  therein that are not true which are interpelations  by the hands of men varely I say unto you that  it is not needful that the Apocrypha should  be translated therefore whoso readeth it let him  understand for the spirit manifesteth truth and  and whoso is enlightened by the spirit shall  obtain benifit therefrom and whoso receiveth  not the spirit cannot be benefited; Therefore  it is not needful that it should be translated. Amen [p. 55]
As JS continued his revision of the Bible in March 1833, he prayed about whether to revise the Apocrypha. This revelation addressed the nature of that work and resulted in its exclusion from the revised text.
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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recorded this text in Revelation Book 2 perhaps in March 1833 and designated it “A Revelation given concerning Apocrypha,” dated 9 March 1833 at Kirtland

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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, Ohio. Sidney Gilbert

28 Dec. 1789–29 June 1834. Merchant. Born at New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Eli Gilbert and Lydia Hemingway. Moved to Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; to Monroe, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, by Sept. 1818; to Painesville, Geauga Co...

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also copied the text into his revelation notebook in 1833. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants included this revelation with a date of March 1833 but no location.

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