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For a brief overview of D&C 62 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 8 or Church History in the Fulness of Times, chapter 9.
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- D&C 62:4: Sacrament in Jackson County. The instruction for the outbound elders on their way to Missouri to continue their journey, "hold a meeting and rejoice together, and offer a sacrament unto the Most High" can be seen as an instruction to symbolically enact the marriage supper of the Lamb at the site of Zion. See the discussion of the bride and bridegroom and the marriage supper of the Lamb in connection with Matt 25:1-13 (Parable of the Ten Virgins).
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