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Doctrine and Covenants 84

Ohio. Lake Co. Kirtland. Newel K. Whitney Store.

Newel K. Whitney Co. store, Kirtland, Ohio, USA. This building served as Church headquarters for 18 months, while Joseph and Emma Smith lived here.

Texts

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

Revelation, 22–23 September 1832 [D&C 84]

After Joseph Smith relocated from Hiram to Kirtland, Ohio, on 12 September 1832, elders who had returned from preaching in the eastern United States came to Joseph Smith to report on their proselytizing. More …

People

Biographical facts and historical images of individuals associated with the revelations

Historical Background

Revelations in Context

Essays on the background of each revelation

“I Quit Other Business”: Early Missionaries

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

In the fall of 1832, an important revelation on priesthood, now Doctrine and Covenants 84, gave more extensive instructions for missionaries—setting forth the New Testament pattern they were to follow. More …

Temple lot, Independence, Missouri [ca. early 1900s]

Temple lot in Independence, Missouri, USA, in the foreground with the Independence cityscape in the background, ca. 1900.

Church History Library, PH 7529.

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

Narrative history of events surrounding the revelations

Volume 1, Chapter 15

Holy Places

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

Joseph traveled with Newel Whitney to New York City to preach the gospel and make purchases for the United Firm. The Lord had called Newel to warn people in large cities of the calamities that were coming in the last days. More …

Church History Topics

Essays on subjects related to the revelations

Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood

Oliver Cowdery recorded the earliest detailed account of the appearance of John the Baptist to Cowdery and Joseph Smith in 1829. More …

Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood

The appearance of Peter, James, and John to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery is attested to in numerous sources. More …

Places

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

Chronology

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

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The Gleaners

Harvesting is a metaphor for missionary work and gathering of Israel in the latter-days. Just as these women bind their gathered wheat into bundles, Israel is gathered and bound to Jesus Christ in the temple.

James Harwood, The Gleaners, 1890, oil on canvas, Church History Museum.