Thursday, November 19, 2009

Textual versions of D&C 8 (Rod of Nature Revelation)

Early copy of D&C 8, (Manuscript Revelation Books, April 1829-B)

Shortly after Joseph Smith met Oliver Cowdery, a revelation was received regarding a gift belonging to Oliver Cowdery, referred to as Section 8 of the Doctrine and Covenants (D&C).

Revelations Book 1 (circa 1831) was a handwritten copy of revelations primarily assembled in 1831 by John Whitmer. It contains earlier versions of revelations than published in the Book of Commandments (1833) or the Doctrine and Covenants (1835).

Here is the text of four versions of D&C 8, a revelation with one of the more interesting textual histories.

Keywords: Rod of Nature, Rod of Aaron, Sprout, Gift of Aaron

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