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  1. Janice

    Fascinating! Thanks to you and others who go to these conferences and share this information, and keep us apprised of developing news and information regarding the gospel and the church.

  2. This article is awesome, Bryce. I loved reading it, especially the part about the discovery of the Interpreters which is pretty mind-blowing considering some of the temple-related implications. Had my mind buzzing all day.

    Glad to see my Interpreter illustration getting some use. This quote here caught my eye, “Put it on your face, and put your face in a SKIN, and you will see what it is.” When I was illustrating the Interpreters I needed to pick a background and went through several but for some reason I couldn’t escape the idea that a leathery, animal skin type texture just ‘felt right’. Well, perhaps I now understand why 😉

  3. Thanks Steve! And thank you for the great illustration too! I couldn’t find one better, taking into account all the descriptions. Well done. And the leathery background texture is a perfect fit considering.

  4. I couldn’t find a good illustration of the Interpreters either. I think there are still a few things that aren’t quite right with mine, but it’s as close as I can get. The Interpreters were a triangular shape, set in glass and then secured between two “silver bows” that were in a “figure 8” type configuration. Since no other way of securing them was mentioned, I wondered if the “bows” created tension and that’s what secured them. If this is what they looked like, I have a theory that the reason they were set in glass was so that you could have then carved a groove around the outside of the glass for the bows to rest in. If I were building something like this, I would have twisted the metal to clamp down on them more, but I don’t recall any description of “twisting”.

    I think it would be interesting to try and build these, but I would have to figure a few things out:

    1. How were the Interpreters secured within the glass? Perhaps some tree sap around the outside edges to act as a “glue”?
    2. Did the bows secure the Interpreters by tension or were there other means of fixing them in place?
    3. Were grooves ground into the glass to help the bows grip the Interpreters?
    4. In what way were the interpreters attached to the breastplate?

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