Monthly Archives: September 2019

A Look into the Construction of Scriptural Texts

Textual composition – how we “get” Scriptural Texts For Latter-day Saints, one of the best examples of an complex and merged scriptural text that corresponds with the fundamental notion of the Documentary Hypothesis is Doctrine and Covenants 132. In the … Continue reading

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Ephesians Podcast

We just made a new podcast on Ephesians! My colleague Bryce Dunford and I recently discussed the text of Ephesians, and we have posted this on YouTube here. Hopefully we will start getting these podcasts uploaded to multiple podcasting platforms … Continue reading

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Ephesians – Authorship, Textualization & Repackaging – Podcast notes 9.27.19

Show notes for Ephesians podcast on 9.27.19 Authorship issues – probably deutero-Pauline, in other words, not written by Paul. Why? Non-Pauline syntax, terminology, and view of the last days. For example, much longer sentences. To me, this can be explained … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1 – A Temple Text

Ephesians 1 is all about who we were in the Pre-earth Council and who God the Father is in relation to us… this is set in the context of First Temple Israelite religion and in the modern Holy Temple I … Continue reading

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Israel’s Neighbors – Hugh Nibley

The following message was given by Hugh Nibley on February 24, 1965. A discussion of the religious and cultural impact of Egypt, Babylon and other neighbors on events in Israel. — Midgley For an audio recording you can access part … Continue reading

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Hebrews – An Introduction

Hebrews – An Introduction Today we will briefly examine the text of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament and what we think is going on this text. We will look at who we think wrote Hebrews, when it … Continue reading

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1 Nephi 8 and 11 Another way to see the Tree of Life

1 Nephi 8 and 11 outline a fight that was happening in the 7th century B.C. regarding how the Israelites viewed God, visions, ascension into heaven, and the temple. In other posts I will write more about this, but for … Continue reading

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Gazelem – Alma 37.23

Gazelem – Alma 37.23  The word Gazelem appears to have its roots in Gaz – a stone and Aleim, a name of God as a revelator or interposer in the affairs of men. If this suggestion be correct, its roots … Continue reading

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