Church History
Doctrine and Covenants 63

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Doctrine and Covenants 63, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2020)

Doctrine and Covenants 63, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources

Doctrine and Covenants 63

Photo of trees in autumn on the Morley farm

The Isaac and Lucy Morley farm, Ohio, USA.


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

Revelation, 30 August 1831 [D&C 63]

Three days after Joseph Smith arrived in Kirtland, Ohio, from Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, a 30 August revelation provided information about the gathering of the Saints to Missouri. More …


Biographical facts and historical images of individuals associated with the revelations

Historical Background

Revelations in Context

Essays on the background of each revelation

Ezra Booth and Isaac Morley

D&C 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 71, 73

The Lord had additional sacrifices in mind for Isaac Morley. He was asked to relinquish his large landholdings in Kirtland and return to Missouri with his family. More …

Church History Topics

Essays on subjects related to the revelations

Consecration and Stewardship

Since the dawn of the Christian era, many groups have tried to emulate the New Testament Christians who “had all things common.” More …

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 …


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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