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The Two-Part Pattern of Heavenly and Ritual Ascent

Book of Moses Essay #32 Moses 1 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here In a previous Essay,1  we discussed similarities and differences between heavenly ascent, an actual encounter with Deity within the heavenly temple,2  and ritual ascent, a figurative journey into the presence of God such as

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Heavenly Ascent and Ritual Ascent

Book of Moses Essay #31 Moses 1 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here The Book of Moses as a Temple Text Before delving directly into the text of Moses 1, we need to know more about what kind of a text we are dealing with. To set

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God Receives Zion unto Himself

Book of Moses Essay #30 Moses 7:18-19, 68-69 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here Enoch succeeded in bringing a whole people to be sufficiently “pure in heart”1 to fully live the final celestial law of consecration.2  In Zion, the “City of Holiness,”3  the people “were of one

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The Earth Shall Rest

Book of Moses Essay #29 Moses 7:60-69 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here Having witnessed the abrupt end of the long-awaited coming of the Son of Man in His unexpected crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension; and having now understood that His presence on earth would not halt the

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The Weeping Voice of Enoch

Book of Moses Essay #28 Moses 7:28-43 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here The tradition of a weeping prophet is perhaps best exemplified by Jeremiah who cried out in sorrow: Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep

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The Weeping Voice of the Heavens

Book of Moses Essay #27 Moses 7:28-29, 40, 42-43 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here Describing the literal and figurative weeping of the heavens at the time of Enoch, Hugh Nibley writes:1 One of nature’s ironies is that not enough water usually leads to too much. Enoch’s

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The Complaining Voice of the Earth

Book of Moses Essay #26 Moses 7:48-49, 54, 61, 64 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here In a previous Essay,1  we observed that three distinct parties weep for the wickedness of mankind: God,2  the heavens,3  and Enoch himself.4  In addition, a fourth party, the earth, complains and

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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.