Church History
Doctrine and Covenants 77–80

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Doctrine and Covenants 77–80, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2020)

Doctrine and Covenants 77–80, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources

Doctrine and Covenants 77–80

Whitney Store

Newel K. Whitney & Co. store, Kirtland, Ohio, USA, where Newel K. Whitney operated a bishop’s storehouse.


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

Answers to Questions, between circa 4 and circa 20 March 1832 [D&C 77]

As Joseph Smith continued his revision of the New Testament in February and March 1832, he reached the book of Revelation with its abundance of symbolic language. More …

Revelation, 1 March 1832 [D&C 78]

As church members gathered to Jackson County, Missouri, in 1831 to establish Zion, the need for money to purchase land became pressing. More …

Revelation, 12 March 1832 [D&C 79]

Jared Carter spent much of late 1831 and early 1832 proselytizing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Vermont. More …

Revelation, 7 March 1832 [D&C 80]

The index to Revelation Book 2, which Frederick G. Williams was keeping in Ohio in March 1832, identifies the subject of this 7 March 1832 revelation as Stephen Burnett. More …


Biographical facts and historical images of individuals associated with the revelations

Historical Background

Revelations in Context

Essays on the background of each revelation

Joseph Smith’s Bible Translation

D&C 45, 76, 77, 86, 91

An explanation of passages in the book of Revelation, now Doctrine and Covenants 77, arose directly from the Bible translation. More …

Newel K. Whitney and the United Firm

D&C 70, 78, 82, 92, 96, 104

Just as he was present at the United Firm’s dissolution, Newel K. Whitney was present at its formation. As a bishop, Whitney attended a meeting of high priests in Kirtland in March 1832. More …

“I Quit Other Business”: Early Missionaries

D&C 42, 75, 79, 80, 84, 99

John Murdock’s experiences illustrate the combination of individual initiative and divine mandate that spurred early missionary work. More …

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

Narrative history of events surrounding the revelations

Volume 1, Chapter 14

Visions and Nightmares

A few days after his baby’s burial, Joseph returned to the work despite his grief. Following the Lord’s commandment, he set out for Missouri on April 1 with Newel Whitney and Sidney Rigdon. More …

Church History Topics

Essays on subjects related to the revelations

Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible

While translating the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery found they held different views on the meaning of a passage in the Bible. More …

United Firm (“United Order”)

The United Firm was an administrative organization that oversaw the expenditure of Church funds between 1832 and 1834. 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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