Church History
Doctrine and Covenants 29

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Doctrine and Covenants 29, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2020)

Doctrine and Covenants 29, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources

Doctrine and Covenants 29

Interior of a 19th-century log home showing the hearth and furnishings.

The interior of the reconstructed Peter and Mary Whitmer Home in Fayette, New York, USA. A conference of the Church was held in the Whitmer Home in September 1830.


Historical background and the earliest manuscript of each revelation, as published in The Joseph Smith Papers

Revelation, September 1830–A [D&C 29]

This revelation addressed the interest of some early church members in a Book of Mormon prophecy that described the physical gathering of God’s chosen people in America. More …


Biographical facts and historical images of individuals associated with the revelations

Historical Background

Conference Minutes, 26 September 1830

Minutes of the second Conference held by the Elders of this Church according to adjournment. More …

Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days

Narrative history of events surrounding the revelations

Volume 1, Chapter 10

Gathered In

At the end of December, the Lord instructed Joseph and Sidney to pause their work on the translation. “A commandment I give unto the church,” He declared, “that they should assemble together at the Ohio.” More …

Church History Topics

Essays on subjects related to the revelations.

Gathering of Israel

Old Testament prophecies reassured the children of Israel that, although they would be scattered among the nations, they would also one day be gathered again. More …

Prophecies of Joseph Smith

While most of the revelations Joseph Smith received gave instructions, counsel, and doctrinal teachings, a few contained historically specific prophecies about impending events. More …

Zion/New Jerusalem

The Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith’s early revelations spoke of a future city of Zion that would serve as a gathering place for the scattered descendants of Israel in the last days. More …


Maps and information about places associated with the revelations from The Joseph Smith Papers, Historic Sites, and other helpful sources


Timeline placing each revelation in the context of key events in the Church’s first century

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