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Class 17 – Sections 109 and 110
     The Kirtland Temple
                June 1834 to March 1836
•August 1834 – Joseph Smith brought before High Council
to answer charges from Sylvester Smith.
•February 1835, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles – called
and ordained by the Three Witnesses from members of
Zion’s Camp. - Missionary work, “traveling high council” to
regulate branches in unorganized areas.
               June 1834 to March 1836
•February 1835 – Seventy called, largely from Zion’s Camp.
•As Joseph Smith passed authority to councils, he
admonished them to receive their own revelations. As he did
this, the number of revelations recorded by Joseph Smith
dropped off.
                June 1834 to March 1836
•July 1835. Michael Chandler arrived in Kirtland with four
Egyptian mummies and papyri. They were purchased for
$2400. Translation continued until as late as 1842.
•How did Joseph translate the papyri?
•August 1835. Doctrine and Covenants published. Included
Lectures on Faith and articles on marriage and government.
               June 1834 to March 1836
•Strife in Fall 1835 gave way as the Temple progressed
toward completion in Winter 1836.
•December 1835 or January 1836, the first hymnal was
•January 1836, washings and anointings instigated.
               June 1834 to March 1836
•January 21, 1836 – Section 137 given. Tremendous
spiritual outpourings.
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•March 27, 1836 (Sunday)
•900-1000 people present. Another meeting was held in the
schoolhouse. Some couldn’t get into either.
•Begun at 9 am. Sidney Rigdon read two Psalms.
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•Sidney Rigdon offered the opening prayer.
•Choir Sung Sterling (with words by P.P. Pratt) and
Weymouth (with words by W.W. Phelps).
•Sidney Rigdon talked for 2 1/2 hours on Matt. 18:18-20.
•Pres. Smith sustained as Prophet and Seer by quorums.
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•Now Let Us Rejoice was sung to the tune Hosanna.
•20 minute intermission.
•Adam-ondi-Ahman was then sung.
•Joseph Smith gave a short address.
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•Twelve, Seventies, High Council of Kirtland, Bishops of
Kirtland and Zion, High Council of Zion, Elders, Priests,
Teachers, and Deacons Quorum Presidencies sustained by
•Dalston then sung.
•Joseph Smith read the dedicatory prayer.
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•The choir sang The Spirit of God to Hosanna (all 6 verses).
•The dedicatory prayer was then sustained by quorums.
•Sacrament was administered. Don Carlos Smith offered the
prayers and the Elders passed the sacrament.
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•Joseph Smith bore testimony.
•Don Carlos Smith bore testimony.
•Oliver Cowdery bore testimony.
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•Frederick G. Williams bore testimony that an angel entered
through the window and sat between Father Smith and
himself during the opening prayer.
•David Whitmer bore testimony that he saw angels.
•Hyrum Smith acknowledged the work of the Saints.
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•Sidney Rigdon made closing remarks and offered the
closing prayer.
•The Hosanna Shout was done.
•Brigham Young spoke briefly in tongues. David W. Patten
interpreted and also spoke in tongues.
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•Joseph Smith blessed the congregation and dismissed
them shortly after 4 pm.
                  The Dedicatory Prayer
•Plea to the Lord to accept His house. V. 4.
•Plea that the Saints will be blessed - endowment v.13,35-6.
•Plea to bless the missionaries v. 22, 38-9.
•Plea to deliver the Saints, especially in Missouri v.46-7.
                 The Dedicatory Prayer
•Plea to bless the nations v.54.
•Plea for gathering v.62-4.
•Plea to bless the presidency and members at large. V. 68-
                    Later that Evening
•Joseph Smith taught the quorums of the Priesthood about
washing and anointing.
“I met the quorums in the evening and instructed them
respecting the ordinance of washing of feet, which they were
to attend to on Wednesday following; and gave them
instructions in relation to the spirit of prophecy, and called
upon the congregation to speak, and not to fear to prophesy
good concerning the Saints, for if you prophesy the falling of
these hills and the rising of the valleys, the downfall of the
enemies of Zion and the rising of the kingdom of God, it
shall come to pass. Do not quench the Spirit, for the first one
that opens his mouth shall receive the spirit of prophecy.
                    Later that Evening

Brother George A. Smith arose and began to prophesy,
when a noise was heard like the sound of a rushing mighty
wind, which filled the temple, and all the congregation
simultaneously arose, being moved upon by an invisible
power; many began to speak in tongues and prophesy;
others saw glorious visions; and I beheld the temple was
filled with angels, which fact I declared to the congregation.
The people of the neighborhood came running together
(hearing an unusual sound within, and seeing a bright light
like a pillar of fire resting upon the temple), and were
astonished at what was taking place. This continued until the
meeting closed at eleven p.m.”

-- DHC 2:428
                         April 3
• Next Sunday 1000 members came to morning service and
Sacrament Meeting in the afternoon.
•Afterward the veils between the segments were dropped.
•Section 110 recorded by Warren Cowdery. It was not made
public until 1843.
                         Section 110
• Christ declares He has accepted the Temple.
• Moses: keys of the gathering of Israel.
• Elias: keys of the Gospel of Abraham.
• Elijah: the keys of this dispensation.
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