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- D&C 36 is addressed to Edward Partridge.
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For a brief overview of D&C 36 in historical relation to the rest of the Doctrine & Covenants, see Historical Overview of the Restoration Scriptures. For lengthier discussions of the historical setting, see Historical Context of the Doctrine & Covenants, chapter 6 or Church History in the Fulness of Times, chapter 7.
- Edward Partridge. For description of Edward Partridge, see James E. Faust, "Discipleship," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 20–23.
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- D&C 36:2: His hand. In verse 2 the Lord tells Edward Partridge that he will lay his hand on Edward by the hand of Sidney Rigdon to give Edward the gift of the Holy Ghost. What does it mean that the Lord will lay his hand on Edward by the hand of Sidney? This isn't the usual language we use when we describe ordinances involving laying on hands, but the point that the Lord seems to be making here is that when others act in the Lord's name with the proper authority, it is like the Lord himself is performing the ordinance.
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