Monthly Archives: September 2018

Oliver Cowdery’s Charge to the Twelve Apostles – 1835

Oliver Cowdery’s Charge to the Twelve The following charge was given to the newly called Twelve Apostles by President Oliver Cowdery on 21 February 1835. Dear Brethren—Previous to delivering the charge, I shall read a part of a revelation. It … Continue reading

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Punning Around – Jacob and Laban’s Double Talk in Genesis

Genesis 29-31 is filled with puns. In fact, you could say that the Bible is filled with dad jokes. The problem is that many of these puns are lost in the translation of the text. Scott Noegel addresses some of … Continue reading

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Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?

The Psalms were originally the text of the ancient Israelite temple services. Their poetry was woven into a magnificent eight day pageant-like temple drama that depicted the full eternal sweep of the Savior’s mission and his Atonement. The principles taught … Continue reading

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Kingship and Coronation

Articles Othmar Keel, “The Enthronement,” section 2, of Chapter V: The King in The Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms [1997] pages 256-268. See: Symbolism of the Biblical World Stephen D. Ricks and … Continue reading

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Psalms

This page will help the reader to understand more about the Psalms of Israel and how they related to the Plan of Salvation, Kingship, and the Temple. Kingship and Coronation Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord? The … Continue reading

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John 6:67 Will ye also go away?

Jesus asks his twelve disciples, “Will ye also go away?” (John 6:67) Peter gives the answer when he says, “to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68)  Peter realizes that there is no other place, … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Myth

The Hymn of the Pearl and the Cosmic Myth The Cosmic Myth is a story that teaches of eternal truths even though it may or may not be totally historically accurate. 1 Thus, the traditional Cosmic Myth is familiar to … Continue reading

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