Category Archives: Symbolism

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

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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

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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

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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

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Jacob 5 The Allegory of the Olive Tree

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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

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Joseph as a type of Jesus Christ

I believe that as we read the Old Testament, looking for ways that the events and stories therein show a similarity to the Savior Jesus Christ, that we are reading the text as Nephi directs when he said,  “Behold, my … Continue reading

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