5 edition of The Danites found in the catalog.
|Statement||Ed. by A. V. D. Honeyman.|
|Contributions||Honeyman, A. Van Doren 1849-1936, ed.|
|LC Classifications||PS2396 .H6|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, , 160 p.|
|Number of Pages||160|
|LC Control Number||24017600|
Click to expand Very possibly, although whether Joseph Smith or Brigham Young actually The Danites book of their activities is a matter of dispute. Whittaker notes that there is no original manuscript for this alleged journal, which seems to be quite knowledgeable of future events and which "seems to reflect Avard's allegations projected back into Mormon history" Whittaker,p. Instead of endeavoring to gain possession of all their allotted portion in the land of Canaan, they secured for themselves by violent means lands in the far N which had not been occupied by an Israelite tribe. These last five chapters of Judges are a catalog of the sins God warned against.
For the critical view, compare: G. Oft times they would locate a dwelling in a neighboring town on the prairie or in the woods. Naturally, Gentry's viewpoint, which seems reasonably well supported by the data, does much to undercut many of the arguments that LeSueur uses to indict Joseph Smith. On all this vast tract of land no white man dwelt. As for Daviess County, I conclude that Joseph felt it necessary to drive out mobs from Daviess County and may have so ordered. The Danites were of a different stripe, however.
These individualists had moved with the Church to continue The Danites book infighting that severely impaired Mormonism at Kirtland in the prior year. Lee, for exampleI have not been able to find any credible evidence that any were carried out by "Danite groups" associated with Brigham Young. For his traitorous and false testimony, Avard was released and Joseph was imprisoned for the next six months in terrible conditions in the Liberty Jail. We cannot tell how clearly Joseph understood that power had slipped from his hands in that year. Since Mormons resisted moving, terror gangs harassed their settlements in a crisis of violence. The report was, that they had gathered in Daviess County to the number of or
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To travel such a space required considerable food, a good wagon and team, in fact, everything necessary for a three month's pilgrimage. They usually had plenty of horses when needed; and they were quite able to get up and speak in prayer meeting.
Their oath was as follows: "In the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, I do covenant and agree to support the first presidency of the Church The Danites book Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in all things, RIGHT OR WRONG; I will faithfully The Danites book them and report to them the acts of The Danites book men, as far as in my power lies; I will assist in executing all the decrees of the first president, patriarch or president of the twelve; and that I will cause all who speak evil of the presidency, or heads of the church, to die the death of dissenters or apostates, unless they speedily confess and repent, for pestilence, persecution and death shall follow the enemies of Zion.
The spies came first to the house of Micah in Mount Ephraim. They sent out five spies to search out for them an inheritance in which to dwell Judg ff.
Given their attitudes and the reality of Mormon expansion as the Saints fled Ohio, conflict was inevitable Anderson, pp.
They may have been foolish actions, far too optimistic about the prospects of the Saints the divine favor that they expected to be on their side, but they are not the actions of a violent maniac. Orson Hyde and Thomas Marsh, both Apostles, were offended by the militant actions for defense and broke ties with the Church and wrote affidavits accusing the Church of much evil, though they both later repented of what they had done and returned to the Church.
During their period of organization in Missouri, the Danites operated as a vigilante group and took a central role in the events of the Momon War.
People have reasons for putting their own spin and bias on recordings of history 2. Exodus He directed the plundering and burning of non-Mormon homes in Daviess County. But my husband refused to be sacrificed, and so set out alone for the United States: thinking there might be at least a hope of success.
Avard, the kingpin behind crimes, knew that Joseph Smith was the one the Missourians really wanted, and found that he could gain freedom by testifying against Joseph.
In other cases, I feel that he overlooks evidence that might be less unflattering to Joseph Smith. Whittaker explains Whittaker,pp.
To the student of Mormon history this brings the whole notion into clear focus: early Mormons consistently used the book of Daniel in their own self-understanding of the mission of the Church.
Thus to argue that these were simply the more public side of the very dark Danite activities is not historically accurate. Since Boggs' extermination The Danites book expressed the contemporary view that majorities could "expel unwanted persons or groups from their communities," we are told that "Mormons asserted this right when they drove dissenters from Caldwell County" [LeSueur,].
Their religion is between them and their God. His heart was not of that sort. The recent study of LeSueur misreads a part for the whole in picturing as a year of good will; this analysis uses The Danites book flawed method of relying on vocal Mormon dissenters who rationalized that Missouri was peaceful until Joseph Smith moved from Ohio in with an agenda of aggression The Danites book insiders and outsiders.
Dan was the last tribe to The Danites book its territorial inheritance. James Rollins was on the scene and reports these events:. One with whom we had oft taken sweet counsel together, and enjoyed many refreshing seasons from the Lord - "had it been an enemy, we could have borne it.
It can safely be said that although Church authorities occasionally let off steam in public, in action they were unusually restrained, counseling nonprovocation. In the Biblical census of the Book of Numbersthe tribe of Dan is portrayed as the second largest Israelite tribe after Judah.
And again, thou shalt not kill; he that killeth shall die. He was covered up with his blankets… and a grave dug some three feet deep near the camp by the fire-light, all hands assisting. Markham, and company, whom we left in Illinois.
As the militia approached Far West on October 30, he talked militantly, but recommended surrender. The plundering cannot be blamed entirely on Avard. The idea of public and secretive Danites has a parallel in modern times. Foote uses the adjective "pointed" to describe Joseph's remarks.
When it was time to attack, he pulled back.The Danites were a fraternal organization founded by Latter Day Saint (LDS) members in Junein the town of Far West in Caldwell County, Missouri. During their period of organization in Missouri, the Danites operated as a vigilante group and took a central role in the events of the Mormon War.
Judges Context. 1 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years. 2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.
3 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren. Micah and the Danites: 1: In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day all their inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel.: 2: And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshta'ol, to spy out the land, and to.Judges 18 - Pdf In those days Israel pdf no king.
And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking a place of their own where they might settle, because they had not yet come into an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.
So the Danites sent five of their.There continued to be isolated incidences attributed to the "Danites" in Download pdf books and press articles until the railroad came to the territory in By then the original territorial lawmen were mostly dead, retired, or had been replaced by a new group of sheriffs and policemen with civil rather than religious powers.The Papers of Joseph Smith,v.
2, p. (this ebook is ebook out in this book); also in Faulring, An American Prophet's Record, p. “I sent [Orrin] Rockwell [leader of the Danites] to kill Boggs, but he missed him, it was a failure; he wounded him instead of sending him to Hell.”.