Category Archives: Symbolism

The Joseph Smith Hypocephalus

A translation of Facsimile #2 I appreciate the work that Michael Dennis Rhodes has put forward in our understanding of Facsimile #2. Below is an article that he published several years ago which has helped me in my quest to … Continue reading

Posted in Abraham, Student questions, Symbolism | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Relationship Between Genesis 1-11 and the Liturgy and Layout of Temples

Science and the Book of Genesis by Jeffrey Bradshaw, November 26, 2013 Accessed from: http://ldsmag.com/article-1-13600/ on 8.29.17 There Is a Deep Relationship Between Genesis 1-11 and the Liturgy and Layout of Temples The Latter-day Saints have four basic Creation stories. … Continue reading

Posted in Old Testament, Symbolism, temples | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Temple Imagery in the Book of Mormon

Temple Imagery in the Book of Mormon The word atonement appears only once in the New Testament, but 127 times in the Old Testament. . . . In the other Standard Works of the Church, atonement (including related terms atone, … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Mormon, Symbolism, temples | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tabernacle

I like to teach Exodus 25-31 by first starting out talking about why the Lord wanted them to have a tabernacle in the first place, and then liken this to our day to show why the Lord has us build … Continue reading

Posted in Charts, Families, Jesus Christ, Old Testament, Symbolism | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jacob 5 The Allegory of the Olive Tree (part 2)

The longest allegory in scripture is Zenos’ allegory of the olive, which is found in Jacob 5. In Jacob 5:3, Zenos explains to his hearers that the tame olive tree represents the house of Israel. From this interpretation, we can … Continue reading

Posted in Apostasy, Book of Mormon, Charts, Israel, Jesus Christ, Scriptures, Symbolism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jacob 5 The Allegory of the Olive Tree

Posted in Book of Mormon, Charts, Evidences, Israel, Jesus Christ, Prophets, Symbolism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Joseph of Egypt as a type of Christ

Joseph served as a type for Christ in the following ways: Both were granted a new name: Joseph was denominated Zaphnath-paaneah by Pharaoh (Gen. 41:45) Jesus’ divine name was Christ. Both were good shepherds. Both were known as the most … Continue reading

Posted in Jesus Christ, Old Testament, Symbolism | 1 Comment