Thursday, November 27, 2008

Today in Church History 11/27

--Between 20-Jul 1832 and 27-Nov 1832
Joseph Smith writes (in a ledger) that when he was 16, the Lord appeared and said his sins were forgiven.

--about November 27, 1832
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to William W. Phelps in Independence, Missouri, about consecration, an extract of which appears in Doctrine & Covenants 85.

--November 27, 1835
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith and his scribe Warren Parrish healed each other of severe colds through the laying on of hands.

--November 27, 1839
En route to Washington, D.C. Just before arriving in Washington, D.C., the horses on the stagecoach ran off at full speed while the coachman was getting a drink. Joseph Smith climbed outside the door of the coach and regained control of the horses after a two to three mile run, saving the passengers from injury.

--1919 27 November
Heber J. Grant dedicated Hawaii Temple.

--Nov 27,1967
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art gives to LDS church the original Egyptian papyri upon which Joseph Smith based "Book of Abraham" in Pearl of Great Price. Scholars and church officials authenticate papyri as the same used by Smith. Apostle N. Eldon Tanner states the discovery of the papyri will finally prove Joseph Smith could translate ancient documents. Unfortunately, Egyptologists, LDS and non-LDS, verify that these papyri are typical "Book of Breathings" in form and content. Church officials begin repressing the story that the original papyri have been discovered and are in their possession.

Book of Abraham manuscripts turned over to the Church.

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