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A Look Back at the Three “Men” Who Visited Abraham

In Genesis 18, we read that the Lord appeared to Abraham in Mamre, and also, in the same verse, that three “men” visited him.  This has to be one of the most debated scriptural passages of all time.  The big question is whether these three were divine beings (and if one of the three was […]

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Ezekiel’s Remarkable Visions

Due to my schedule for the past few weeks, I have been unable to continue my weekly posts on the Sunday School lessons from the Old Testament.  As I was looking over the lesson to be studied this week, I was somewhat disappointed that it did not cover some of the early chapters of the […]

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“How Beautiful Upon the Mountains”: Some Thoughts on OT Lesson 39

Isaiah 50-53 In 1979, a biblical scholar named John Eaton published a work entitled Festal Drama in Deutero-Isaiah. Eaton, following the work of Ivan Engnell and others, saw in the “Servant Songs” and other themes of chapters 40-55, 60-62 of Isaiah allusions to the themes of the Ancient Israelite New Year Festival (which I’ve so […]

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Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things: Further Thoughts on OT Lesson 37

This post is a continuation of the last one — just sharing some further thoughts Sunday School Lesson 37. Isaiah Chapter 25 This chapter begins like many of the psalms, praising the Lord for the great salvific deeds he has performed for the redemption of the house of Israel. Isaiah 25:1 O LORD, thou art […]

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“Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things” (OT Lesson 37)

Isaiah 22; 24-26; 28-30 With this lesson we have skipped chapters 7-21 of Isaiah (many of which are quoted in the Book of Mormon, so that may be part of the reason) and moved on to chapter 22.  The chapters covered in this lesson contain many symbols and themes that we can interpret as prefiguring […]

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The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense: Part 2

This is a continuation of my last post on Old Testament Lesson 36 covering Isaiah 1-6. I had hoped to post it before today (Sunday), but unfortunately didn’t quite make it. Hopefully it is still of some help to those wanting to study a bit more about these chapters of Isaiah. Isaiah Chapter 4 Due […]

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The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense (OT Lesson 36)

Isaiah 1-6 As the Savior emphasized to the Nephite people, “great are the words of Isaiah” (3 Ne. 23:1).  It is with this reminder and caveat that I approach writing a post on the first chapters of the book of Isaiah.  Attempting to give any type of summary, nevermind an in-depth analysis, of these chapters […]

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“I Will Betroth Thee unto Me in Righteousness” (OT Lesson 34)

I have to begin this post by apologizing for missing a lesson! My schedule last week didn’t allow me to comment on OT Lesson 33, covering the book of Jonah and sections from Micah.  It’s not that there is nothing interesting to say about these books — there certainly is — it’s just that I […]

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