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Conference Schedule The Academy for Temple Studies and the Utah State University Religious Studies program announce further details of the conference to be held on October 23, 2013, on the campus of Utah State University.  It will start at 9:15 a.m. in the Eccles Conference Center and adjourn at 4:30 p.m.  Since seating is limited, we […]

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First Annual Expound Symposium in Provo, May 14th!!!!

I just wanted to alert you, especially those who live or will be in Utah next month, to the imminent advent of the First Annual Expound Symposium, to be held Saturday, May 14th, at the Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah.  I will be coming all the way from Scotland to speak at this event […]

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UK Temple Studies Group Symposium V: The Temple Hidden in the Bible

The Temple Studies Group website has just posted information regarding their next symposium, to be held July 2 at the Temple Church in London.  I will definitely be there!  Anyone else planning on going? The focus of this symposium will be on finding the Temple hidden in the Bible.  There are four confirmed speakers with […]

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Heavenly Ascents News

Just wanted to give you a brief update of some things I’ve been doing lately. I posted (a couple of weeks back now) some material over at The Millennial Star about the reforms of King Josiah and the Deuteronomists and how these reforms may have affected the theological themes found in the Old Testament we […]

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The Temple Studies Symposium IV: Robert Hayward

An Aramaic Paradise: Adam and the Garden in the Jewish Aramaic Translations of Genesis — Professor Robert Hayward, Durham University The Targums reveal to us what Jews thought, how they interpreted the Scriptures. The Aramaic Targumim emphasize that Adam was created from temple material   —   created from dust from the temple and the four winds. Targum […]

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The Temple Studies Group Symposium IV: John W. Welch

Adam in the New Testament: Echoes of Eden and the Temple — John W. Welch Verbal Echoes of Genesis 1-3 in the New Testament —Ordinary words; distinctive words; quoted words; Temple-related words.  There are many words in the Greek New Testament that seem to have been deliberately given preference (over other alternatives) to emphasize a […]

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BYU Studies Symposium Audio mp3s

The BYU Studies website has recently released audio .mp3s from their recent 2010 symposium. I highlighted this conference in a recent post. If you were not able to attend the symposium, or would like to go back and listen to any of the great presentations, you can do so here. The session of the symposium […]

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Next Week’s BYU Studies Symposium

This notice is likely too late for anyone not living in Utah, but I wanted to share this info anyways. Next Friday and Saturday (March 12 & 13), there will be a great symposium at the Hinckley Alumni and Visitor’s Center at Brigham Young University. This symposium celebrates the 50th anniversary of BYU Studies and […]

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