Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

Increasing understanding of scripture one article at a time

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KnoWhy OTL19A — Why and How Should We Study the Old Testament?

KnoWhy OTL19A — Why and How Should We Study the Old Testament?

An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19: Question: The Bible account of Creation explains very little about the formation of the solar system or the biological origin of life. Archaeological evidence sometimes directly contradicts it, its laws of diet and purity seem irrelevant, and its prophecies are largely unintelligible. Why should I spend my time studying the Old Testament when I could be focusing my attention instead on up-to-date history and science or on the practical, ethical teachings of Jesus that teach us how we should live?

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KnoWhy OTL18A — Did Joshua “Utterly Destroy” the Canaanites?

KnoWhy OTL18A — Did Joshua “Utterly Destroy” the Canaanites?

An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18: Question: Israel was commanded to “utterly destroy” the Canaanites and the book of Joshua later claimed that they had done so. Why do archaeological findings and other references in the Bible make it seem that this was not actually done? What does it mean to “utterly destroy”? And why would God command such a thing in the first place?

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We are pleased to announce the addition of tools to the The Interpreter Foundation website that allow you to download and share our content in a variety of formats, much as has been available on the Interpreter Journal site for many years. These capabilities are...

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Enos—Wrestling a Man and Seeing God’s Face

Enos—Wrestling a Man and Seeing God’s Face

In this presentation, entitled "Enos—Wrestling a Man and Seeing God’s Face: Allusions to the Temple and Christ’s Atonement in Early Nephite Uses of the Jacob and Esau Story,” Professor Matthew L. Bowen compares the stories of Jacob’s wrestle with the "man" in Genesis...

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