Category Archives: Charts

Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree

From Lawrence Mykytiuk’s BAR article identifying real New Testament political figures Lawrence Mykytiuk   •  01/10/2019 As found on Bible History Daily In “New Testament Political Figures Confirmed” in the September/October 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk … Continue reading

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Genesis 6-9 RSV with sources revealed

The Flood narrative as a composite text The Flood narrative is an account of two sources, something that is explained by what biblical scholars call the Documentary Hypothesis. This hypothesis explains that two of the sources for this flood narrative … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times “Our loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jehovah, with a knowledge of the end from the beginning, opened the heavens and a new dispensation to offset the calamities that They knew would come. The Apostle Paul … Continue reading

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The Tabernacle

I like to teach Exodus 25-31 by first starting out talking about why the Lord wanted them to have a tabernacle in the first place, and then liken this to our day to show why the Lord has us build … Continue reading

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Jacob 5 The Allegory of the Olive Tree (part 2)

The longest allegory in scripture is Zenos’ allegory of the olive, which is found in Jacob 5. In Jacob 5:3, Zenos explains to his hearers that the tame olive tree represents the house of Israel. From this interpretation, we can … Continue reading

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The Nephite Pride Cycle

From 91 B.C. to A.D. 31, the Nephites were governed by a series of judges. This time period gives many examples of the of how the Nephites constantly fluctuated in their level of commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. This … Continue reading

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Jacob 5 The Allegory of the Olive Tree

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2 Nephi 9 Chart

I really like this chart that visually shows how Jacob illustrates the two paths that we can choose while in mortality. 2 Nephi 9 is such a great chapter of the Book of Mormon, and this chart is a great … Continue reading

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The Atonement of Jesus Christ

The Atonement of Jesus Christ A. God governs the universe by law. 1. To bring about his eternal purposes, God instituted laws to govern his children (see D&C 130:20–21; 132:5; 2 Nephi 2:13). 2. Sin is the willful breaking of … Continue reading

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Alma 40-41 The Resurrection & Justice

There is much to cover in Alma 40-42. It is good to emphasize one or two doctrines when teaching Alma 40-41. I focused on the fact that there is a resurrection, that many witnesses have testified of this reality, and … Continue reading

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