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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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Science and the Creation of Man

Book of Moses Essay #51 Moses 2:26-27 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here The beautiful copper engraving above by Noël Pisano was made from meticulous observation of one of the many prehistoric paintings in the caves of Pech-Merle, in the heart of the massif central of southern

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“Male and Female Created I Them”

Book of Moses Essay #50 Moses 2:27 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here “And I, the Lord God, caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam. … And the rib which I, the Lord God, had taken from man, made I a woman.”1  Giorgio Vasari describes the

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“Let Us Make Man in Our Image, After Our Likeness”

Book of Moses #49 Moses 2:26 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here In this Essay, we will discuss the Moses 2 account of the creation of Adam and Eve. We will focus on the interpretation of two difficult phrases in verse 26: “let us make man” and

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“This I Did by the Word of My Power”

Book of Moses Essay #48 Moses 2:5 With contribution by Matthew L. Bowen and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here Distinction and separation are the central themes of the creation account:1  “And I, God, said: Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from

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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.