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It has sometimes been inferred that Paper 119 is the final paper of the fifth epochal revelation -- that the revelators had completed their work at that point -- and that it was somewhat later that the Jesus papers were given as an update and amplification to what had been known about him within the context of the new revelation. Therefore a distinction has been made that The Urantia Book contains two revelations... the fifth being contained in Parts I-III and a restatement of the fourth in Part IV.

However, to be precise, the fifth epochal revelation is "The Urantia Papers" (see 92:4.9), and "The Urantia Book" is the title of a book that contains a typeset version of those papers, along with nonrevelatory material such as the table of contents.

Regarding the distinction of Part IV from Parts I-III, it is a fact that two of the three revelatory commissions had finished their work with the completion of the first three parts of the revelation. However, these superuniverse and local universe commissions did not complete that work until long after A.D. 1935, as is evidenced by the use of human source works from the 1940s. All of the papers in Part IV were first received from the third revelatory commission in 1935.

One aspect of the work of the planetary revelatory commission in Part IV was to coordinate and restate the essential knowledge of the fourth epochal revelation, Jesus of Nazareth. However, they also built upon that foundation and revealed truth and coordinated essential knowledge directly as a part of the fifth epochal revelation. For example, the second revelatory commission refers to the work of the third commission,in both 32:2.13 and 77:9.9, as an essential part of the revelation.

Although Part IV is "a restatement of Jesus' life and teachings" it is integrated with revelatory material from Parts I-III making the whole (Parts I-IV) the Fifth Epochal Revelation.

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I understand better now, the V epochal revelation about the chapters I-III.
In fact, the fourth part is an extension of the IV Revelation.

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There may also be another theory of Epochs. It could be that Andon & Fonta inaugurated the First Epoch, the Sangiks the Second.

The Nodites & Vanites may be considered the initators of the Third Epoch.
And then Adam & Eve arrived to initiate the Fourth Humanity.

And the Fifth Epoch comes from the gift of transcendence.

Within this theory of Epochs, there is no fixed time-frame to measure Epochs, but the Epoch changes with each new Dispensation. A Dispensation is the set of rules that apply to the spiritual administration of a life-world. Van & Amadon carried the spiritual torch of URANTIA for quite a while until Adam & Eve arrived, but they left shortly after Adam's arrival. The "Sleeping Survivors" of time each began a new career as morontia form. Maybe the Fifth Epoch began with "PENTECOST", and we had not received properly amalgamated instructions until the world advanced into a philosophical-enough threshold.

Although the first four Epochs have marked genetic inundations to the set of possibilities for humanity, we can note that the fifth Epoch features a human population that has plateaued within the set of genetic traits. The ability for repentence and receiving Thought Adjusters is the main feature of the Fifth Epoch, with genetic ramifications, transformations, revelations.

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The book explains them thus:

http://www.truthbook.com/index.cfm?linkID=1339#U92_4_4

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