Doctrine and Covenants

Week 5: Joseph Smith’s early revelations to family and friends; restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood

Sections 4, 11–12, 14–16, 18–19

3 October 2024

Lesson Materials

Notes and slides will be posted after the class has been held.



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Additional reading and links

There has much scholarly debate on the date of the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood. The traditional view is that it took place in late May or early June 1829, within a few weeks after the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood. A handful of scholars argue for a later date, however—some time in the summer of 1830.