Several new videos have just been published by the Church, including this one about the temple:
Back in April I posted a quote from Professor William J. Hamblin about the relationship between the ancient Israelite temple and the endowment. Just recently I had the opportunity to attend a fireside where Professor Hamblin explained this much more fully, particularly what we can glean from the Old Testament about what happened inside the temple anciently, or, more importantly, what it all meant. His talk is embedded below as a video presentation.
I highly recommend this for those who would like to better understand the teachings and meaning of what occurred within the ancient Israelite temple, and how it might relate to our modern LDS temples today.
Here is a PDF of the slides of the presentation.
I want to draw your attention to great new temple-related material which has been posted at the Academy for Temple Studies website at TempleStudies.org.
- An “Enoch and the Temple” conference occurred in February 2013, with a keynote by George Nickelsburg. Videos of the conference are now available.
- The Temple Studies Bibliography has been updated again, with inclusions of 900 more titles since its launch in the Fall of 2012, including a number of dissertations on temple themes. The bibliography is over 700 typed pages long!
- A list of online Enoch resources has been posted.
- Book reviews, Article Abstracts, and Dissertation Abstracts have also now begun to be posted to the site, coming from titles in the Temple Studies Bibliography.
These are great new resources for any student of temple studies to increase in learning. You can also subscribe by email to the Academy for Temple Studies, to get updates as soon as they’re posted.
The conference “Enoch and the Temple,” which took place on February 19 and 22, 2013, in Logan, Utah, and Provo, Utah, respectively, was filmed. The videos are now available for free viewing in 1080p HD resolution, on the Academy for Temple Studies YouTube channel, the Academy’s website TempleStudies.org, as well as embedded below. [Read more…]
The conference “Mormonism and the Temple: Examining an Ancient Religious Tradition,” which took place on October 29, 2012 in Logan, Utah, was filmed, and some of the videos are now available for free in 1080p HD resolution on the Academy for Temple Studies YouTube channel, the Academy’s TempleStudies.org website, as well as embedded below here. The rest of the presenters’ videos are forthcoming. [Read more…]