Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Mormon Studies, Church organization, seventy, Church calling, Church service, Eusebius, Clement


Our understanding of the Seventy in early Christian times is dim because the Bible and historical sources in general contain such scant information concerning that priestly office. Who were the Seventy? What was their calling? Was there one body of Seventy or two? As we search for answers, insights from restoration scripture and history, as well as hints from the early church fathers Eusebius and Clement, may prove helpful.