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To consecrate is to “set apart,” to “devote to,” or to “make holy.” The implication of our present text is that Jacob and Joseph were called of God and set apart by the laying on of hands to preach and teach among their people.
Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet -

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1

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