1. Bryce:

    A most excellent post!

    May I add this:

    “…[T]he crown of sanctification… is added (the round linen cap was to act as a cushion for a metal crown during a long ceremony). Later the cap alone would suffice, since it showed that the owner was qualified to wear the ‘crown of justification.” [ Hugh Nibley, Don E. Norton, Temple and Cosmos, Deseret Book, Pg#55]


    “The culmination of all initiation is coronation… every individual person may experience his own coronation… [t]here is a fusion of personalities in the coronation situation, he who assumes the crown being identified with whoever else wears it.”

    It appears obvious to me that what side the string is attached, determines what glory the crown applies to.


  2. Andrew Lacayo

    It could also mean kingship is connected to and derives from priesthood. Anciently you could be a priest without being a king, but you couldn’t be a king without being a priest (LeGrand Baker and Stephen Ricks, Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord, 334). Hence kings anciently were crowned/anointed by Prophets who held, or later on by Catholic leaders who claimed to hold, the priesthood.

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