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The Merneptah Stele

Discovered in western Thebes, Egypt, in 1896 by W.F. Petrie, the hieroglyphic inscription on this stele from 1208 B.C.E. contains the earliest surviving reference to “Israel” outside of the text of the Bible. The text on the stele commemorates a … Continue reading

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Matthew 17 – The Mount of Transfiguration

We have a partial account in the Gospel of Matthew of what happened on the Mount of Transfiguration, but we are clearly missing some things that happened here. Elder McConkie stated: “Our Synoptic authors make brief mention of-in reality it … Continue reading

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I will place on his shoulder the key to the House of David

Isaiah 22:15-25 The Prophecy about the Prime Minister Victor Ludlow writes: After portraying the unconcerned and sinful condition of Jerusalem’s inhabitants, Isaiah singles out a leading citizen and describes his selfish, vain actions. The individual selected is Shebna, the leader … Continue reading

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Nephi’s Political Testament

Nephi’s Political Testament Author: Noel B. Reynolds Source: Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, FARMS, 1991, p. 220-229. The writers of the Book of Mormon talked a lot about their government and political beliefs. Most of us look only at the … Continue reading

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The Amarna Letters

The Amarna Letters are diplomatic correspondence on cuneiform tablets, most of which were discovered in 1887 at Tel el-Amarna, about 180 miles south of Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian king Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV, 1352-1336 B.C.) founded Amarna, called Akhetaten anciently, as … Continue reading

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What is your name? Exodus 3 – Some ways to look at the text

In Exodus 3, Moses asks God what his name is. God tells Moses, And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me … Continue reading

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Stories told twice in the Bible

The doublets in the Pentateuch Have you ever read parts of the first five books of Moses in the Old Testament and thought, “Didn’t I just read this story? Why is it happening again?” Whether we are talking about the … Continue reading

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