Jackson and Faulring, “Old Testament Manuscript 3,” 116.
Jackson, Kent P., and Scott H. Faulring. “Old Testament Manuscript 3: An Early Transcript of the Book of Moses.” Mormon Historical Studies 5, no. 2 (Fall 2004): 113–144.
Shortly before moved from to , Ohio, in early January 1831, he made a copy of Old Testament Revision 1. This copy includes the first 19 pages and the first five lines of page 20 of the revision (Moses 1; Genesis 1–5). It is possible Whitmer only copied part of the revision manuscript, or that he copied as much as had been dictated by January 1831. The specific circumstances for making this copy are unknown. It was kept in the Whitmer family until 1903, when the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints acquired it.
Hence yea from the presence of Moses that he beheld him not & n[ow] of this thing Moses bore record but because of wickedness it is not [had] among the Children of men & it came to pass that when Satan [had] departed from the presence of Moses he lifted up his eyes unto Heav[en] being filled with the Holy Ghost which beareth record of the father & the Son & calling upon the name of God he he beheld again his glory for it was upon him & he heard a voice saying blessed art thou Mose[s] for I the Almighty have chosen thee & thou shalt be made stronger than the many waters for they shall obey thy command even as if th[ou] wert God & lo I am with thee even unto the end of thy days for th[ou] shalt deliver my People from bondage even Israel my Chosen & [it] came to pass as the voice was still speaking he cast his eyes & h[e] beheld the Earth yea even all all the face of it & there was not a p[art]icle of it which he did not behold decerning it by the Spirit of God [& he] beheld also the Inhabitants thereof & there was not a soul which he behe[ld] not & he decerned it by the spirit of God & their numbers were great even as numberless as the sand upon the sea shore & he beheld many lands & each land was called earth & there were Inhabitants upon the face thereof & it came to pass that Moses called upon God saying tell me I pray thee why these things are so & by what thou madest them & be[hold] the glory of God was upon Moses that Moses stood in the presence of God [&] he talked with him face to face & the Lord God said unto Moses for mi[ne] own purpose have I made these things here is wisdom & it remain[eth] in me & by the word of my power have I created them which is min[e] only begotten son full of grace & truth & worlds without number ha[ve] [I] created & I also created them for mine own purpose & by the same [cre]ated I them which is mine only begotten & the first man of all m[en] have I called Adam which is many but only an account of this earth & the inhabitants thereof give I unto you for behold there a[re] many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power & there are many also which now stand & numberless are they unto m[an] but all things are numbered unto me for they are mine & I know th[em] & it came to pass that Moses spake unto the Lord saying be merciful unto thy servant O God & tell me concerning this Earth & the Inhabitants th[er]eof & also the Heavens & then thy Servent will be content & the Lor[d] <God> spake unto Moses saying the Heavens there are many & they cannot be numbered unto man but they are numbered unto me for they are mi[ne] & as one Earth shall pass away & the Heavens thereof even so shall an other co[me] & there is no end to my work neither my words for behold this is my work to my glory to the immortality & the Eternal life of man & now Moses my Son I will speak unto you concerning this Earth upon which thou standest & thou shalt write the things which I shall spe[ak] & in a day when the Children of men shall esteem my word as naught & take many of them from the Book which thou shalt write behold I will raise up another like unto thee & they shall be had again among the children of men among even as many as shall believe these wo[rds] was spoken unto Moses in the Mount the name of which shall [not] be known among the Children of men & now they are also sp[oken] unto you shew them not unto any except them that believe a[men]
A Revelation given to the of the [on the] first Book of Moses [p. ]