Joseph Smith Project, Mormon history
The Joseph Smith Papers Project has revolutionized the way that historians and educators can study and teach the life of the LDS Church’s first prophet. The fourth volume of the Documents series provides introductions and transcripts of its documents to help readers better understand each source. Documents, Volume 4 contains several important documents produced between April 1834–September 1835, including a sales receipt for the purchase of Egyptian artifacts that included the Book of Abraham, early documents related to the publication of the Book of Commandments (Doctrine and Covenants), and the promise of an endowment of power in the Kirtland Temple. Although Documents, Volume 4 has fewer revelations than the first three volumes of the Documents series, that should not prevent historians and researchers from engaging with the volume for research and classroom use.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stuart, J.. "Review of Documents, Volume 4: April 1834– September 1835." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 18, no. 1 (2017): 124-129. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/re/vol18/iss1/10