September 2005

“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 2005, 1


September 2005

Volume 35, Number 9

On the cover: Photography by Matthew Reier, posed by models.

Inside front cover: The Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood, by Minerva K. Teichert. On the banks of the Susquehanna River in the spring of 1829, Peter, James, and John conferred upon Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery the holy Melchizedek Priesthood and the keys of the apostleship (see D&C 27:12; D&C 128:20).

Inside back cover: A Word of Wisdom Revealed, by Ken Corbett. May not be copied. The Prophet Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 89 during a meeting of the School of the Prophets on February 27, 1833, in Kirtland, Ohio. Known as the Word of Wisdom, this revelation came in response to the Prophet’s inquiry relating to the smoking and chewing of tobacco by the elders and in consideration of Emma Smith, who cleaned up the filthy floor.