NP: Hindsight Publications (Amazon Publishing), 2023. Hardcover. 81pp. “I could explain a hundred fold more than I ever have of the glories of the kingdoms manifested to me in the vision, were I permitted, and were the people prepared to receive them.” Joseph Smith, TPJS 304
Part of a much larger series, D&C 76 Annotated with Commentary features the original text (as revised by Joseph), hand selected footnotes, and commentary by brethren who heard Joseph explain his vision of the eternities. Affectionately referred to as “the Vision” by the early saints (and Joseph himself), D&C 76 frequently found its way into the hearts and discourses of many prophets and apostles, but modern saints are often unaware that the early saints struggled to accept its doctrines that departed from thousands of years of Christian tradition. Even Brigham Young struggled with the concept of three degrees of glory before twice calling it the greatest and most glorious vision ever given to man.
Modern saints are also often surprised to learn that Joseph published a lengthy poetic rewrite of the Vision that expounded doctrines not found anywhere else. D&C 76 Annotated with Commentary includes an in-depth word-for-word comparison of that poetic rewrite.
The result of sorting through 1,500 references, D&C 76 Annotated with Commentary features the best contemporary sources available so you can study at the feet of the prophets who explain this magnificent revelation.
This edition is limited to commentary by Joseph Smith. If you're interested in more commentary, you should consider the Early Brethren Edition instead. New. Item #37135