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Gazelem – Alma 37.23

Gazelem – Alma 37.23  The word Gazelem appears to have its roots in Gaz – a stone and Aleim, a name of God as a revelator or interposer in the affairs of men. If this suggestion be correct, its roots … Continue reading

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The baptism of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery

Recently I had this question brought to me from one of my online students: I’ve always found the baptisms of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to difficult to understand how it all happened, is there someplace you’d recommend going to … Continue reading

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If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you

Did the apostles have the gift of the Holy Ghost while they were with the Savior in his mortal ministry? From the text, especially in John 16:7 and John 7:38-39, it would seem that they did not. Robert Millet wrote: … Continue reading

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A Doctrinal Exposition by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

The Father and the Son: A Doctrinal Exposition by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles From Improvement Era, Aug. 1916, 934–42; capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling standardized. In the early 1900s, some discussion arose among Church … Continue reading

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What are the sacrifices Lehi offers in 1 Nephi 2-7?

What Were Those Sacrifices Offered by Lehi? I have been asked before about the sacrifices made by Lehi while in the wilderness as recorded in 1 Nephi 2-7. While there are some things we do not know, there are many … Continue reading

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Lehi’s sacrifice in the wilderness and the Temple Scroll

I have been asked by students about Lehi’s sacrifice that he makes in 1 Nephi 2. How could Lehi have been allowed to do this when we read in the Bible about the command to only sacrifice in Jerusalem? While … Continue reading

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The Moses Birth Story and the Sargon Birth Narrative

Was the birth of Moses as found in Exodus based on the Sargon birth story? In movies today heroes destined for greatness usually start with humble origins. Think about Spider-Man, Star-Wars, and The Hobbit. In these films, the heroes are … Continue reading

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