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“Chronology of Texts in the Modern Edition of the Doctrine and Covenants,” Joseph Smith’s Revelations: A Doctrine and Covenants Study Companion from the Joseph Smith Papers (2020)

“Chronology of Texts in the Modern Edition of the Doctrine and Covenants,” Joseph Smith’s Revelations: A Doctrine and Covenants Study Companion from the Joseph Smith Papers

Chronology of Texts in the Modern Edition of the Doctrine and Covenants

The following table lists in chronological order all the revelations and other texts that appear in the modern (2013) Latter-day Saint edition of the Doctrine and Covenants. The left column identifies the editorial title of each text in the modern edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, and the right column lists the section (and sometimes verse) numbers where each text is found. The table includes entries for the two official declarations (OD1 and OD2) that are appended to the Doctrine and Covenants. Dates given in the table were usually determined based on information found in the texts themselves and in other historical documents. In several cases, dates are approximate. For more information on the dating of the texts listed here, see the historical introductions that appear before the texts in this compilation. The final five documents listed in this table (in italicized text) did not originate with Joseph Smith, but with later church leaders; because this collection focuses on documents from the Joseph Smith era, those texts are omitted from this compilation.

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Document Title with Date

Section Number

Revelation, July 1828

3

Revelation, February 1829

4

Revelation, March 1829

5

Revelation, April 1829–A

6

Revelation, Spring 1829

10

Revelation, April 1829–B

8

Account of John, April 1829–C

7

Revelation, April 1829–D

9

Revelation, May 1829–A

11

Revelation, May 1829–B

12

Revelation, June 1829–A

14

Revelation, June 1829–B

18

Revelation, June 1829–C

15

Revelation, June 1829–D

16

Revelation, June 1829–E

17

Revelation, circa Summer 1829

19

Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830

20

Revelation, 6 April 1830

21

Revelation, April 1830–A

23:1–2

Revelation, April 1830–B

23:3

Revelation, April 1830–C

23:4

Revelation, April 1830–D

23:5

Revelation, April 1830–E

23:6–7

Revelation, 16 April 1830

22

Revelation, July 1830–A

24

Revelation, July 1830–B

26

Revelation, July 1830–C

25

Revelation, circa August 1830

27

Revelation, September 1830–A

29

Revelation, September 1830–B

28

Revelation, September 1830–C

30:1–4

Revelation, September 1830–D

30:5–8

Revelation, September 1830–E

30:9–11

Revelation, September 1830–F

31

Revelation, October 1830–A

32

Revelation, October 1830–B

33

Revelation, 4 November 1830

34

Revelation, 7 December 1830

35

Revelation, 9 December 1830

36

Revelation, 30 December 1830

37

Explanation of Scripture, 1830

74

Revelation, 2 January 1831

38

Revelation, 5 January 1831

39

Revelation, 6 January 1831

40

Revelation, 4 February 1831

41

Revelation, 9 February 1831

42:1–72

Revelation, February 1831–A

43

Revelation, February 1831–B

44

Revelation, 23 February 1831

42:74–93

Revelation, circa 7 March 1831

45

Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–A

46

Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–B

47

Revelation, 10 March 1831

48

Revelation, 7 May 1831

49

Revelation, 9 May 1831

50

Revelation, 20 May 1831

51

Revelation, 6 June 1831

52

Revelation, 8 June 1831

53

Revelation, 10 June 1831

54

Revelation, 14 June 1831

55

Revelation, 15 June 1831

56

Revelation, 20 July 1831

57

Revelation, 1 August 1831

58

Revelation, 7 August 1831

59

Revelation, 8 August 1831

60

Revelation, 12 August 1831

61

Revelation, 13 August 1831

62

Revelation, 30 August 1831

63

Revelation, 11 September 1831

64

Revelation, 29 October 1831

66

Revelation, 30 October 1831

65

Revelation, 1 November 1831–A

68

Revelation, 1 November 1831–B

1

Revelation, circa 2 November 1831

67

Revelation, 3 November 1831

133

Revelation, 11 November 1831–A

69

Revelation, 11 November 1831–B

107 (partial)

Revelation, 12 November 1831

70

Revelation, 1 December 1831

71

Revelation, 4 December 1831–A

72:1–8

Revelation, 4 December 1831–B

72:9–23

Revelation, 4 December 1831–C

72:24–26

Revelation, 10 January 1832

73

Revelation, 25 January 1832–A

75:1–22

Revelation, 25 January 1832–B

75:23–36

Vision, 16 February 1832

76

Revelation, 1 March 1832

78

Revelation, 7 March 1832

80

Revelation, 12 March 1832

79

Revelation, 15 March 1832

81

Answers to Questions, between circa 4 and circa 20 March 1832

77

Revelation, 26 April 1832

82

Revelation, 30 April 1832

83

Revelation, 29 August 1832

99

Revelation, 22–23 September 1832

84

Letter to William W. Phelps, 27 November 1832

85

Revelation, 6 December 1832

86

Revelation, 25 December 1832

87

Revelation, 27–28 December 1832

88:1–126

Revelation, 3 January 1833

88:127–137

Revelation, 27 February 1833

89

Revelation, 8 March 1833

90

Revelation, 9 March 1833

91

Revelation, 15 March 1833

92

Revelation, 6 May 1833

93

Revelation, 1 June 1833

95

Revelation, 4 June 1833

96

Revelation, 2 August 1833–A

97

Revelation, 2 August 1833–B

94

Revelation, 6 August 1833

98

Revelation, 12 October 1833

100

Revelation, 16–17 December 1833

101

Revised Minutes, 18–19 February 1834

102

Revelation, 24 February 1834

103

Revelation, 23 April 1834

104

Revelation, 22 June 1834

105

Revelation, 25 November 1834

106

Instruction on Priesthood, between circa 1 March and circa 4 May 1835

107 (complete)

Revelation, circa June 1835

68 (revised)

Revelation, circa August 1835

27 (revised)

Declaration on Government and Law, circa August 1835

134

Revelation, 26 December 1835

108

Visions, 21 January 1836

137

Prayer of Dedication, 27 March 1836

109

Visions, 3 April 1836

110

Revelation, 6 August 1836

111

Revelation, 23 July 1837

112

Questions and Answers, between circa 16 and circa 29 March 1838–A

113:1–6

Questions and Answers, between circa 16 and circa 29 March 1838–B

113:7–10

Revelation, 11 April 1838

114

Revelation, 26 April 1838

115

Excerpt from JS, Journal, 19 May 1838

116

Excerpt from JS History, vol. A-1, circa May 1838–A

2

Excerpt from JS History, vol. A-1, circa May 1838–B

13

Revelation, 8 July 1838–A

118

Revelation, 8 July 1838–C

119

Revelation, 8 July 1838–D

120

Revelation, 8 July 1838–E

117

Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

121:1–33

Letter to Edward Partridge and the Church, circa 22 March 1839

121:34–46

122

123

Revelation, 19 January 1841

124

Revelation, circa Early March 1841

125

Revelation, 9 July 1841

126

Letter to “All the Saints in Nauvoo,” 1 September 1842

127

Letter to the Church, 7 September 1842

128

Instruction, 9 February 1843

129

Instruction, 2 April 1843

130

Instruction, 16 May 1843

131:1–4

Discourse, 17 May 1843–A

131:5–6

Discourse, 17 May 1843–B

131:7–8

Revelation, 12 July 1843

132

Announcement of Martyrdom, circa July 1844

135

Revelation to Brigham Young, 14 January 1847

136

Manifesto Ending Plural Marriage, 24 September 1890

OD1

Vision to Joseph F. Smith, 3 October 1918

138

Announcement of End of Priesthood and Temple Restriction, 8 June 1978

OD2