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Satan’s Original Glory and the Symbols of Kingship

Book of Moses Essay #59 Moses 4:1-4 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here In this Essay, we will explore how William Blake’s masterpiece describes Satan in his original glory. One can see in his perverse appropriation of the symbols of kingship not only his selfish aspiration to

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God Instructs Adam and Eve

Book of Moses Essay #57 Moses 3:15-17 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here In this Essay, we review the instructions given to Adam and Eve: the commandments to be fruitful and multiply and not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge; the instruction for Adam to cleave

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The Naming of Animals, Angels, Adam, and Eve

Book of Moses Essay #56 Moses 3:19–20, 23; 4:26 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here In the depiction of the Garden of Eden above, Jan Brueghel the Elder masterfully fills the foreground of the scene with the abundance, happiness, and beauty of newly created life. From there,

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Spiritual Creation

Book of Moses Essay #54 Moses 3:5-7 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here This magnificent painting by Gaetano Previati shows the heavenly hosts as part of the light that appeared at the beginning of Creation. Some ancient sources assert that the heavenly hosts — variously described as

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The Seventh Day

Book of Moses Essay #52 Moses 3:1-3 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here What Does It Mean to Say That God “Rested”? In ancient Near East creation accounts, “rest” is not only the motive for undertaking Creation in the first place, but also the happy end that

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The book that concerns us was purposely called "The Pearl of Great Price," that term being . . . the designation of a treasure that is both hidden and inexhaustible. Being hidden, it must be searched out and dug up—brought out of the depths by the strenuous and determined efforts of whoever would possess it. Being inexhaustibly vast, it can never cease to be a source of new wonders to the inquiring mind. . . . The Pearl of Great Price is unique among scriptures in that its message is available only to that extent to which God's children choose to make it so, but at the same time it is capable of conveying knowledge of undreamed of scope and significance. – Hugh Nibley, "A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price," Improvement Era, May 1970, 94.

- Hugh Nibley, "A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price," Improvement Era, May 1970, 94.