Mother in Heaven is someone we haven't heard much about—though we know She is there—but perhaps it is because we haven't had the eyes to see Her in the symbolism so often used in the scriptures. Jessica Weggersen, a recent BYU graduate who studied ancient Near Eastern studies with an emphasis in the Hebrew Bible, decided she wanted to share her insights and how they have helped her to see Heavenly Mother in the text.
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In the Doctrine and Covenants the Lord provides a list of spiritual gifts. Do you know which spiritual gift is mentioned first? More importantly, do you know that you are entitled to that gift regardless of your position of prominence in the Church or lack thereof?
John and other members of the Whitmer family left the Church. The reasons for this are complicated, and include social, political, ecclesiastical, and economic factors. What is clear and impressive, however, is that even in the thick of his disaffection and the surrounding controversies, John stuck to his testimony of seeing and handling the plates.
In ancient Near East creation accounts, “rest” is not only the motive for undertaking Creation in the first place, but also the happy end that follows Creation as the culminating event of the triumphant victory of order and divine dominion over chaos.
In line with Hugh Nibley’s description of the Pearl of Great Price, we borrow a chapter title from Boyd Jay Petersen’s wonderful biography on Hugh Nibley as the theme of this week’s Insight: “The Book That Answers All the Questions.”
"Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses" is a conference being offered this weekend, April 23-24, 2021 with scholarly speakers from a variety of backgrounds of study. It's completely free and an event you won't want to miss.
Written by BYU religion professor John Hilton III and adapted from his book Considering the Cross: How Calvary Connects Us with Christ, we are taught several poignant lessons concerning what these women most likely would have experienced. They watched one whom they loved thirst and cry out in pain. Hilton offers insights as to how we can follow these women’s examples and so too be witnesses of Christ’s atoning sacrifice.