Church History
Doctrine and Covenants 93

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Doctrine and Covenants 93, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2020)

Doctrine and Covenants 93, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources

Doctrine and Covenants 93

Shallow river bend with fall foliage on the banks.

Chagrin River, Kirtland, Ohio, USA. Early Latter-day Saints performed baptisms here.


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

Revelation, 6 May 1833 [D&C 93]

Few contemporary sources shed light on the background of this 6 May 1833 revelation. Joseph Smith’s history simply states, “On the 6th. [of May 1833] I received the following.” More …


Biographical facts and historical images of individuals associated with the revelations

Historical Background

Revelations in Context

Essays on the background of each revelation

“Man Was Also in the Beginning with God”

D&C 93

From late January until April 1833, Joseph Smith and 15 to 20 other men attended the School of the Prophets in Newel K. Whitney’s store in Kirtland, Ohio. More …

Painting of Jesus Christ

Mary Sauer, He Comes Again to Rule and Reign, detail, 2019, oil on canvas, Church History Museum.

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 …


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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