Tag Archives: Psalms

My Temple on Mount Zion Conference Presentation (Slides)

The 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference in memory of Matthew Brown, held October 25th was an enormous success. It brought together many great minds who took various creative and insightful approaches to the topic of the ancient temple. I was very happy to be a part of it.  For those of you who could […]

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Event: 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

via MormonInterpreter.com 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference Saturday, 25 October, 2014, full day, 251 TNRB (N. Eldon Tanner Building), Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah The Interpreter Foundation would like to announce a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference to be held in 251 TNRB (N. Eldon Tanner Building) on the campus of Brigham Young University, in Provo, […]

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The Temple on Mount Zion: “From Dust to Exalted Crown”

I am posting here a presentation that I gave a while back at the “Temple on Mount Zion” conference held in September 2012, sponsored by the Interpreter Foundation in memory of Matthew Brown. It was an awesome gathering, with many great scholars presenting on various topics related to the temple.  If you haven’t seen them […]

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Society of Biblical Literature Proposal Accepted

I was recently informed that my paper proposal, “Taking Their Place with the Host of the Holy Ones: The Contribution of Biblical Texts to the Qumran Belief in Individual and Communal Ascent to Heaven,” has been accepted for presentation at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting this November in Baltimore. It was accepted for the Esotericism and Mysticism in Antiquity program unit session.

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Paper Accepted for Qumran Program Unit at SBL 2012 in Chicago

Just wanted to share the news that my proposed paper, “His Hand Shall Establish You”: 4QPs-x/4QPs89 as Reworked Scripture,” was accepted for the 2012 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Qumran program unit. The meeting will be held in Chicago, IL from 11/17/2012 to 11/20/2012. The following is the text of my proposal: “His Hand […]

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Expound Symposium: My Notes on Matthew Brown’s “Cube, Gate and Measuring Tools: A Biblical Pattern”

The following are my notes on Matthew B. Brown’s presentation at the recently held Expound Symposium that I participated in on May 14th (see my initial report on the event here). Matthew’s paper was intriguing — a very insightful treatment of temple-related topics that readers of this blog would surely find extremely interesting.  My notes […]

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Ascending into the Hill of the Lord: My Expound Symposium Paper

The following is my presentation, entitled “Ascending into the Hill of the Lord: The Psalms as a Key to Understanding the Rituals of the First Temple” from the Expound Symposium. Please note that this is a draft — it is in the format in which I presented it at the symposium — it has not […]

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Psalm 24: Temple Gates and Guardians

I have written a new post over at The Millennial Star looking at Psalm 24 and the possibility that it describes an ancient temple ritual in which pilgrims to the temple engaged in a question-and-answer dialogue with priests that acted as gatekeepers at the temple gates. If interested, please check out the post at: http://www.millennialstar.org/psalm-24-temple-gates-and-guardians/

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