Sample of Pure Language, between circa 4 and circa 20 March 1832

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A Sample of pure Language
given by Joseph the as copied by Br Johnson
Question What is the name of God in pure Language
QThe meaning of the pure word A[w]men
AIt is the being which made all things in all its parts.
QWhat is the name of the Son of God.
AThe Son Awmen.
QWhat is the Son Awmen.
AIt is the greatest of all the parts of Awmen which is the Godhead the first born.
QWhat is is man.
AThis signifies Sons Awmen. the human family the children of men the greatest parts of Awmen Sons the Son Awmen
QWhat are Angels called in pure language.
AAwmen Angls-men
Q What are the meaning of these words.
AAwmen’s Ser◊◊◊ts Ministerring servants Sanctified who are sent forth from heaven to minister for or to Sons Awmen the greatest part of Awmen Son. Sons Awmen Son Awmen Awmen
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  1. 1

    This title likely did not appear in the original manuscript; John Whitmer likely added it when he copied the document into Revelation Book 1.  

  2. 2

    TEXT: Throughout this document, “Awmen” was changed to “Awman”, either by John Whitmer at the time of inscription or later by an unidentified scribe. John Whitmer’s copy of a June 1833 revelation spells “Awmen” as “Awman.” Orson Hyde’s copy of the same revelation in Revelation Book 2 spells it “Ah Man.” These variations were standardized in the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants as “Ahman.” (Revelation, 1 June 1833, in Revelation Book 1, p. 182; Revelation Book 2, p. 60; Doctrine and Covenants 95:3, 1835 ed. [D&C 95:17].)  

  3. 3

    TEXT: Or “San”. After this point in the text, this reading is possible each time “Son” appears. Similarly, “Sans” is possible when “Sons” appears.