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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 50 (Haggai; Zechariah 1–3; 7–14)

22 hours 53 minutes ago

This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 50, “Holiness unto the Lord” on Haggai; Zechariah 1–3; 7–14. The panelists for this roundtable were Martin Tanner and Terry Hutchinson. This roundtable was extracted from the October 30th broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be heard at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreter-radio-show-October-30-2022/. The […]

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Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 50

1 day ago

Haggai 1 “Consider Your Ways” Haggai was a prophet in Jerusalem about 520 BC, after a number of those of Judah, along with their descendants who were born abroad, had returned from captivity in Babylon. Haggai’s name means “feast” or “celebration.” He was contemporary in Jerusalem with Ezra and Zechariah (see Ezra 5:1). What are […]

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Jonn Claybaugh

It’s the Most Generous Time of the Year

1 day 16 hours ago

For various reasons — some probably having to do with the emotions and sentiments of the holiday season and others no doubt connected with American tax policy and the Internal Revenue Service — a disproportionate percentage of annual charitable donations are made during the final quarter of the year, at least in the United States […]

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Daniel C. Peterson

Interpreting Interpreter: There Came a Man

4 days 22 hours ago

This post is a summary of the article “Rethinking the Encounter between Jacob and Sherem” by Loren Blake Spendlove in Volume 54 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction to the Interpreting Interpreter series is available at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreting-interpreter-on-abstracting-thought/.   The Takeaway Spendlove provides a grab-bag of insights into the story […]

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Kyler Rasmussen

Rethinking the Encounter between Jacob and Sherem

4 days 22 hours ago

Abstract: The Book of Mormon story of Jacob and Sherem has been evaluated and interpreted from many different viewpoints over the years. In his retelling of the story, Jacob crafted a cautionary tale of religious hubris and self-importance that can serve as an important lesson for members of the church today. In this paper I use various methodologies to […]

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Loren Blake Spendlove

An Important New Study of Freemasonry and the Latter-day Saints: What’s Good, What’s Questionable, and What’s Missing in Method Infinite

6 days 14 hours ago

Review of Cheryl L. Bruno, Joe Steve Swick, III, and Nicholas S. Literski. Method Infinite: Freemasonry and the Mormon Restoration. Salt Lake City, UT: Greg Kofford Books, 2022, 509pp. with index. Price: $44.95 (hardback); $34.95 (softcover). [Editor’s Note: This is a pre-publication copy of a review that will, after source checking, copy editing, and typesetting, […]

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Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Conference Talks: Latter-day Houses of the Lord: Developments in Their Design and Function

6 days 22 hours ago

This essay traces the modern-day usage and understanding of temples from the Kirtland Temple to Nauvoo and the Salt Lake Temple. Architecture was used to teach principles. While the Kirtland Temple was preparatory (think of the vision of Christ and the conference of keys by Abraham, Moses, Abraham, Elias, and finally Elijah), the Nauvoo Temple was dedicated to ritual usage. In 1879, the Church reduced temple usage to rituals, and thus assembly rooms are missing from later temples. Through his paper, Cowan shows how temples have changed according to revelation and how prophets have seen models in vision that then have been incorporated in the temples God’s people built.

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Interpreter Radio Show — November 13, 2022

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  In this episode, our hosts Terry Hutchinson, John Gee and Kevin Christensen discussed Kevin’s article in the Interpreter Journal on Margaret Barker. You can listen to or download the November 13th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The second portion of the show […]

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Interpreter Radio Show — November 6, 2022

1 week ago

  In this episode, our hosts Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Stephen O. Smoot, and Hales Swift recapped the Temple on Mount Zion 2022 Conference. You can listen to or download the November 6th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in our podcast feed (https://interpreterfoundation.org/feeds/podcast). The second portion of the […]

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Interpreter Radio Show — October 30, 2022

1 week ago

  In this episode, our hosts Martin Tanner and Terry Hutchinson discussed various books on the New Testament. They also discussed Terry’s new book, The Temple Pathway to Heaven, co-authored with Grant Gifford. You can listen to or download the October 30th broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show below. It will also be included in […]

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 49 (Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah)

1 week ago

This is an Interpreter Radio Roundtable for Come, Follow Me Old Testament Lesson 49, “His Ways Are Everlasting” on Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah. The panelist for this roundtable was Martin Tanner. This roundtable was extracted from the October 23rd broadcast of Interpreter Radio. The complete show may be heard at https://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreter-radio-show-October-23-2022/. The Interpreter Radio Show can […]

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Old Testament Study and Teaching Helps — Lesson 49

1 week 1 day ago

Nahum Nineveh Returns to Wickedness “Nahum” means consoler or comforter. This prophet’s ministry was in the southern kingdom of Judah, around 650 BC or later. Unlike other prophets in Judah, he doesn’t speak of the evils of his own people, but in all three chapters he speaks of the pending destruction of Nineveh, capital of […]

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Jonn Claybaugh

Witnesses of the Book of Mormon — Insights Episode 31: John Whitmer and the Plates

1 week 3 days ago

John Whitmer was a practical, level-headed man. He was also one of the Eight Witnesses. And yet he eventually left the church along with the rest of his family. What did he actually say about his experience with the plates?

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Interpreting Interpreter: Two Decades of Margaret Barker

1 week 4 days ago

This post is a summary of the article “Twenty Years After “Paradigms Regained,” Part 1: The Ongoing, Plain, and Precious Significance of Margaret Barker’s Scholarship for Latter-day Saint Studies” by Kevin Christensen in Volume 54 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship. An introduction to the Interpreting Interpreter series is available at […]

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Kyler Rasmussen

Twenty Years After “Paradigms Regained,” Part 1: The Ongoing, Plain, and Precious Significance of Margaret Barker’s Scholarship for Latter-day Saint Studies

1 week 4 days ago

Abstract: Twenty years ago, the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies published “Paradigms Regained: A Survey of Margaret Barker’s Scholarship and Its Significance for Mormon Studies” as its second FARMS Occasional Paper. The first part of this essay provides an overview of Doctor Barker’s scholarship and its wider reception through early 2022, and then includes […]

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Kevin Christensen
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