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Revelation, 2 August 1833–B [D&C 94]

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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2d August 1833
And again verely I say unto you my friends1

See John 15:14–15.  


a commandment

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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I give unto you that ye shall commence a work of laying out and preparing a begining and foundation of the city of the stake

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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See Isaiah 54:2. In the summer of 1831, Jackson County, Missouri, was designated as Zion, the place appointed “for the gethering of the Saints.” A later revelation indicated that Kirtland, Ohio, would be interconnected with Jackson County as another place for gathering and as “a strong hold” for at least five years. (Revelation, 20 July 1831 [D&C 57:1]; Revelation, 11 Sept. 1831 [D&C 64:21–22].)  


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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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2d August 1833
And again verely I say unto you my  friends1

See John 15:14–15.  


a commandment

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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I give unto  you that ye shall commence a work of laying  out and preparing a begining and  foundation of the city of the stake

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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2

See Isaiah 54:2. In the summer of 1831, Jackson County, Missouri, was designated as Zion, the place appointed “for the gethering of the Saints.” A later revelation indicated that Kirtland, Ohio, would be interconnected with Jackson County as another place for gathering and as “a strong hold” for at least five years. (Revelation, 20 July 1831 [D&C 57:1]; Revelation, 11 Sept. 1831 [D&C 64:21–22].)  


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Revelation, Kirtland Township

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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, Geauga Co., OH, 2 Aug. 1833. Featured version copied [ca. 6 Aug. 1833] in Revelation Book 2, pp. 64–66; handwriting of 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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; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation Book 2.

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