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November 27, 2022

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Gordon BrownJanuary 21, 2020

I take considerable delight when non-members present information that reinforces my testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel. Not too many years ago a non-member, metallurgist by profession, but a serious devotee to archeology wrote a book titled, "Black Holes in the Dead Sea Scrolls." In this book, the author, Robert Feather, presented a hypothesis that the temple ruins of Armana Egypt are strongly tied to the Essenes. In books that followed, Feather presented reliefs from the Amarna region that would have significance to me as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One relief showed what Feather believes to be a priest of the temple. The photograph of the relief shows a man dressed in a hat/cap with pleats, tethered with a string to a pleated robe. Where there is no coloration in the relief it may be assumed that the cap and robe were white. As I have watched movies with depictions of pharaohs, I have noticed that their skirts have crisp pleats and have invariably been white. Were these pleated skirts representative of the power of the pharaoh? Or was there some other symbolism?

Susan B CohrsJanuary 21, 2020

Always I am grateful for the prayful time and attention paid for Temple garments' comfort and practical use. Thanks for this loving care.



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