Revelation, April 1830–A [D&C 23:1–2]
- Source Note
Each of the following five revelations, which were dictated soon after the organization of the on 6 April 1830, addressed one of JS’s family members or a close associate who desired to know the Lord’s will concerning himself. All five texts include similar content and phrasing, and JS likely dictated them one after the other. recorded them separately in Revelation Book 1 and assigned the date “AD 1830” to each one. Though the editors of the Book of Commandments printed the revelations separately and gave each the date of 6 April 1830, that date appears to be in error and was dropped two years later, in 1835, when the Doctrine and Covenants combined the texts into a single document with a general “April, 1830” date. JS’s history and other sources suggest that the revelations date between the 6 April organization and an 11 April meeting, both of which took place in , New York.