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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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Tracing Ancient Threads of the Book of Moses

After reflection and consultation with the organizing committee, we have decided to postpone the Book of Moses conference that was scheduled for May 1-2 until September 18-19.
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Insight #005: Enoch’s Teaching Mission: Were Ancient Enoch Manuscripts the Inspiration for Moses 6–7? (Moses 6–7)

Insight #005: Enoch’s Teaching Mission: Were Ancient Enoch Manuscripts the Inspiration for Moses 6–7? (Moses 6–7)

In this Insight, we will introduce the most well-known ancient Enoch manuscripts and review the possibility that Joseph Smith could have derived the Enoch accounts in Moses 6–7 from any of them. Pioneering insights on the relationship between ancient Enoch manuscripts and the Book of Moses can be found in the writings of Hugh W. Nibley, who wrote a series of articles on the subject for the Ensign magazine in 1975–1977.

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Lehi’s Dream and the Plan of Salvation

Lehi’s Dream and the Plan of Salvation

Abstract: Lehi’s dream symbolically teaches us about many aspects of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. The central message of Lehi’s dream is that all must come unto Jesus Christ in order to be saved. Each of us has the choice to pursue the path...

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 22 (Alma 5-7)

Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 22: Alma 5-7

Alma 5 A Spiritual Self-Evaluation This chapter contains more than forty questions that Alma asked the people of Zarahemla as he began his travels throughout the land to strengthen the church. The questions are directed to church members, some of whom may be...

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Interpreter Radio Show — May 17, 2020

Interpreter Radio Show — May 17, 2020

You can listen to or download the May 17 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The hosts were Bruce Webster, Kris Frederickson and Mike Parker. In this episode,...

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 22 (Alma 5-7)

Nephite Political Philosophy in Mosiah 29

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 21: “They Were Steadfast and Immovable” (Mosiah 29-Alma 4)     Transcript In Mosiah 29 the Nephites were used to monarchy. It served them well, and then they abandoned it. This point of transition...

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Lehi’s Dream and the Plan of Salvation

Cube, Gate, and Measuring Tools: A Biblical Pattern

Abstract: This article explores the biblical pattern that relates the temple-related symbols of the cube, the gate, and measuring tools. The tools of architecture and measurement were associated with the kingship motifs of creation and conquering chaos, and on the day...

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