Seventy 

Summary

A priesthood office with the responsibility to travel and preach and assist the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, similar to the seventy in the New Testament.1 In February and March 1835, the first members of the Seventy were selected and ordained.2 All of those appointed at that time were participants in the 1834 Camp of Israel expedition.3 Seven presidents oversaw the Seventy and ordained more members when needed.4 The Seventy were occasionally referred to as “seventy elders” or as “apostles.”5 By the time the Saints left Kirtland, Ohio, for Missouri, there were multiple quorums of the Seventy.6