According to an insightful presentation by Catholic Bible scholar Gary A. Anderson included in this week’s article, the book of Ruth establishes a model for marriage in three important ways.
More Old Testament Features
What Similarities Are There Between Egyptian and Israelite Temples?
Hugh W. Nibley and other LDS scholars have written at length about Egyptian temple rites. What similarities are there between Egyptian and Israelite temples?
Why Are the Stories of Joseph and Judah Intertwined?
Immediately after telling us that Joseph was sold as a slave in Egypt, Genesis suddenly shifts our attention to the story of Judah and Tamar. Why is Joseph’s story abruptly interrupted at such a crucial point in the narrative? Why are the stories of Joseph and Judah intertwined throughout?
If “All Are Alike Unto God,” Why Were Special Promises Reserved for Abraham’s Seed?
The Book of Mormon teaches that “all are alike unto God.” Yet “Abraham received promises concerning his seed”that continue to this day. How do we reconcile the idea of the “chosenness” of the family of Abraham with the idea that “God is no respecter of persons”?
Does Science Support the Idea of the Splitting of an Original Language at the Tower of Babel?
At the beginning of the Tower of Babel story, we read that “the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” Later, we are told that “the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth.” But the scientific history of languages tells us that the diverse tongues of the world did not originate from the splitting of a single language. Must we choose between science and scripture?
Was Noah Drunk or in a Vision?
In Genesis 6:9, Noah is described as “a just man and perfect in his generations,” a noble patriarch who, like Enoch, “walked with God.” However, the story of Noah finishes in a puzzling way. Immediately after Noah makes his covenant with God, his sons find him “drunken” and “uncovered within his tent.” Can these two opposing pictures of Noah be reconciled?
Lesson 48: “The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”
Zechariah and Malachi describe the sequence of events that will lead up to the Savior’s coming in glory. They also lay out what is required of those who will come unto Him and partake of His Atonement.