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When Dr. Margaret Barker, a biblical scholar and methodist minister, walked inside the Paris France Temple during its open house prior to dedication, she was “impressed” with what she saw. 

“It wasn’t in any way an attempt to imitate Solomon’s temple. … But it was an expression of the feeling of a temple, and the progression through a temple to the holy place,” Dr. Barker said. 

Dr. Barker is one of many voices featured in a new video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Aug. 6 titled “Temples Through Time.” Other scholars, people of various faiths and members of the Church share their thoughts about temples of old and present-day temples — and how both connect people with heaven. 

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