180 years ago today - May 6, 1833

Section 93, Place: Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio.

Historical Note: The inspired translation of the New Testament was temporarily completed on 2 February 1833, but work on the Old Testament continued until 2 July 1833. Verse 53 of section 93 directed the Prophet to "hasten" the translation of the scriptures. This revelation is of major doctrinal importance. The headnote of section 93 in the 1921 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants (and all subsequent reprints, 1921-1980) suggests that the text of the revelation contains a portion of the record of John the Apostle. Both John Taylor and Orson Pratt believed the record to be that of John the Baptist.

Publication Note. Section 93 was first published as section 82 in the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants.

[Source: Cook, Lyndon, Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, http://amzn.to/RevelationsofJosephSmith]

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