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History of the Church Series

Adam-ondi-Ahman
July 18, 2018
History of the Church Series
Adam-ondi-Ahman
Author Robert J. Matthews,

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Robert J. Matthews. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

Adam–ondi–Ahman seems to have had reference at an early date to a general area rather than to a specific spot. If the Prophet Joseph Smith knew at that time (March 1832) of a specific location in Missouri to which the name also applied, he left us no written evidence of it. A second reference came some thirty–six months later, on 28 March 1835: the "valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman" is specified in a revelation to the Prophet as the place where Adam met with his posterity.