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The First Days and the Last Days
A Verse-by-Verse Commentary on the Book of Moses and JS-Matthew
in Light of the Temple

By Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Published by The Interpreter Foundation
in cooperation with Eborn Books

Available Fall 2021
In time for the Come Follow Me 2022 Old Testament Curriculum


Like a perfectly formed pair of bookends, the Book of Moses and Joseph Smith’s inspired translation of Matthew 24 (JS—Matthew) bracket within their pages the essential survival guide for our times. In the first days, Adam and Eve looked forward to Christ’s coming; in the last days, we look backward to Christ’s mortal life and forward to his return in glory. In the beginning, Enoch learned the principles and ordinances that would allow his people to dwell in God’s bosom; in the end, we treasure the same ordinances that will allow us to stand in the holy place with perfect assurance.

This comprehensive phrase-by-phrase commentary on the Book of Moses and JS_Matthew is the result of decades of research. In its pages you will find both practical everyday wisdom and the answers to life’s most important questions. You will also see as never before how the doctrines and ordinances of the temple are deeply woven into the fabric of these accounts, providing a testimony of their authenticity and antiquity. Beautiful illustrations coupled with detailed explanations further illuminate the text.


About the Author

Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (PhD, Cognitive Science, University of Washington) is a Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Pensacola, Florida (www.ihmc.us/groups/jbradshaw; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_M._Bradshaw). His professional writings have explored a wide range of topics in human and machine intelligence (www.jeffreymbradshaw.net). Jeff has been the recipient of several awards and patents and has been an adviser for initiatives in science, defense, space, industry, and academia worldwide. Jeff has written detailed commentaries on the Book of Moses and Genesis 1–11 and on temple themes in the scriptures. For Church-related publications, see www.TempleThemes.net. Jeff was a missionary in France and Belgium from 1975–1977, and his family has returned twice to live in France. He and his wife, Kathleen, are the parents of four children and fourteen grandchildren. From July 2016-September 2019, Jeff and Kathleen served missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa Mission office and the DR Congo Kinshasa Temple. They currently live in Nampa, Idaho.

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