Revelation, 7 March 1832 [D&C 80]
Revelation,Hiram Township, OH, 7 Mar. 1832. Featured version copied [between 15 Mar. and ca. 1 Apr. 1832] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 18–19; handwriting of
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...More Info
The index to Revelation Book 2, whichStephen Burnett.
15 Dec. 1813–14 Feb. 1885. Farmer, tavernkeeper, patent medicine salesman, nurseryman. Born in Trumbull Co., Ohio. Son of Serenus Burnett and Jane Burnes (Burnside). Moved to Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1815. Baptized into LDS church by John Murdock, 21 Nov. 1830...View Full Bioordainedto the
The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...View Glossaryhigh priesthoodat the October 1831
The authority and power held by certain officers in the church. The Book of Mormon referred to the high priesthood as God’s “holy order, which was after the order of his Son,” and indicated that Melchizedek, a biblical figure, was a high priest “after this...View Glossaryconferenceheld in
A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...View GlossaryOrange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Located about five miles south of Kirtland Township. Area settled, 1815. Organized 1820. Population in 1830 about 300. Population in 1838 about 800. Sixty-five Latter-day Saints lived in township, by Nov. 1830. Joseph and Julia Murdock, twins adopted by JS...More InfoAmherst, Ohio, JS dictated a revelation appointing Burnett to travel and preach with Ruggles Eames, though it is not known if Burnett and Eames fulfilled that assignment.
Located in northeastern Ohio on southern shore of Lake Erie. Area settled, ca. 1810. County organized, 1824. Formed from Black River Township, Dec. 1829. Population in 1830 about 600. Population in 1840 about 1,200. Parley P. Pratt settled in township, Dec...More InfoEden Smith. However, the two did not preach together until August 1832 because Eden Smith became sick on 7 March and remained ill “for sometime.”
1806–7 Dec. 1851. Laborer. Born in Indiana. Son of John Smith. Baptized into LDS church. Served mission to Ohio, Dec. 1831, 1832. Married first Elizabeth. Rebaptized into LDS church by William E. McLellin, 27 Aug. 1834, in Eugene, Vermillion Co., Indiana....View Full Bio4Instead, two weeks after this revelation was dictated, Burnett began his mission with John Smith, Eden’s father.
Smith, Eden. Journal, Sept. 1831–Aug. 1832. CHL. MS 1940.
Smith, John (ca. 1775–after 1833). Diary, 1831–1832. CHL. MS 5349.The revelation was probably originally inscribed byJesse Gause, or
Ca. 1784–ca. Sept. 1836. Schoolteacher. Born at East Marlborough, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Gause (Goss) and Mary Beverly. Joined Society of Friends (Quakers), 1806. Moved to Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, 1808; to Chester Co., 1811; and to Wilmington...View Full Bio5JS and Williams copied the revelation into Revelation Book 2, probably sometime before JS departed for
Jennings, Erin B. “The Consequential Counselor: Restoring the Root(s) of Jesse Gause.” Journal of Mormon History 34 (Spring 2008): 182–227.
Faulring, Scott H., Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds. Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.7Because JS originally inscribed the date of 7 March on the copy in Revelation Book 2 so close to the time of the original inscription, that date is probably correct.
Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.
- 1 Revelation Book 2, Index, . The surname “Burnett” was added in the text of the revelation when it was recorded in Revelation Book 1 by John Whitmer. (Revelation Book 1, p. 147.)
- 2 Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831.
- 3 Revelation, 25 Jan. 1832–B [D&C 75:35] .
- 4 Eden Smith, Journal, 7 Mar. 1832; John Smith, Diary, 24–26.
- 5 See Scribal Directory, in JSP, MRB:683–684; Jennings, “Consequential Counselor,” 183; and Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 46–48.
- 6 Revelation Book 1, p. 147.
- 7 Doctrine and Covenants 77, 1835 ed., and Doctrine and Covenants 78, 1844 ed.; “History of Joseph Smith,” Times and Seasons, 15 Aug. 1844, 5:608–609.