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Hebrew Literary Features of Moses 1

Book of Moses Essay #44 Moses 1 With contribution by Mark J. Johnson Download MP3 here This Essay continues our look at the literary features of Moses 1. Since Moses 1 leads directly into the narrative flow of JST Genesis, it is natural that it should share stylistic and literary

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The Words of God

Book of Moses Essay #42 Moses 1:1–7, 35, 40–42 With contribution by Matthew L. Bowen and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw Download MP3 here Moses 1 constitutes a self-contained literary unit and prologue1  to the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, demarcated by an inclusio.2  The Latin word inclusio (literally, an “inclosing”

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Moses in the Presence of God

Book of Moses Essay #41 Moses 1:31, chapters 2-4 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Matthew L. Bowen, David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock Download MP3 here In this Essay, we will discuss how Moses and Abraham speak with the Lord, and how both are given a vision of

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Moses’ Vision at the Veil

Book of Moses Essay #40 Moses 1:27-30 With contribution from Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Matthew L. Bowen, David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock Download MP3 here Having traversed the veil, Moses and Abraham experience a comprehensive vision of the earth and its mortal inhabitants through the ages. In both texts,

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The Names of Moses as “Keywords”

Book of Moses Essay #39 Moses 1:25 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Matthew L. Bowen, David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock   Download MP3 here Temple Names as Signposts on the Covenant Pathway The use of temple names as signposts on the covenant pathway is ancient. It is

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Moses Passes Through the Heavenly Veil

Book of Moses Essay #38 Moses 1:25-27 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock Download MP3 here In light of our cultural and conceptual distance from the milieu of Moses 1, we are fortunate that imperfect documents from antiquity like the Apocalypse of Abraham

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Moses Ascends to Heaven

Book of Moses Essay #37 Moses 1:24 With contribution by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, David J. Larsen, and Stephen T. Whitlock Download MP3 here In this Essay, we compare the symbolism in the Apocalypse of Abraham (ApAb) description of the ascent of Abraham to the Book of Moses and other accounts

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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.