Sunday, November 4, 2012

Temple Themes in the Scriptures

A subject that cannot merit enough attention in our scripture studies is the identification of temple themes.  In reading the scriptures we generally identify something here or there that relates to our temple worship; however, many scholars have contributed articles in various venues that elaborate on these themes.  It may be surprising to see that temple themes are pervasive throughout all of our canonical books of scripture.  The purpose of this post is to point the reader to some of these great articles to supplement our scripture studies from a temple worship perspective. 

Seeing Third Nephi as the Holy of Holies in The Book of Mormon:

 

"Seeing Third Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon," Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture 19/1 (2010):36-55
 
 
"I Have Revealed Your Name:" The Hidden Temple in John 17:
 
 
"I Have Revealed Your Name: The Hidden Temple in John 17," Temple Studies Group Symposia V: The Temple Hidden in the Bible (July 2, 2011). Now available in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture online here and pdf download here.
 
 
The Hidden Temple in 1 Kings:
 
 


"The Temple Hidden in 1 Kings," Margaret Barker, Temple Studies Group, Symposia V: The Temple Hidden in the Bible (July 2, 2011)


Adam the High Priest in the Paradise Temple:


"Adam the High Priest in the Paradise Temple," Margaret Barker, Temple Studies Group, Symposia IV: The Paradisiac Temple: From First Adam to Last (Nov 6, 2010)


Lehi's Altar and Sacrifice in the Wilderness:


"Lehi's Altar and Sacrifice in the Wilderness," David Rolph Seely, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10/1 (2001): 62-69


Ritual Anointing With Olive Oil in Ancient Israelite Religion:


"Ritual Anointing with Olive Oil in Ancient Israelite Religion," Donald W. Parry, The Allegory of the Olive Tree: The Olive, the Bible, and Jacob 5, Stephen D. Ricks, John W. Welch, Eds. (Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, UT, 1994)


Temple Worship and a Possible Reference to a Prayer Circle in Psalm 24:


"Temple Worship and a Possible Reference to a Prayer Circle in Psalm 24," Donald W. Parry, BYU Studies 32/4 (1992):57-62


Conflicting Orders: Alma and Amulek in Ammonihah:


"Conflicting Orders: Alma and Amulek in Ammonihah," Thomas R. Valletta, The Temple in Time and Eternity (Temple Through The Ages, No. 2), Donald W. Parry, Stephen D. Ricks, Eds. (Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies [FARMS], Provo, UT, 1999)


Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple and Sermon on the Mount:


Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple and Sermon on the Mount, John W. Welch (Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies [FARMS], Provo, UT, 1998)


The Temple, The Monarchy, and Wisdom: Lehi's World and the Scholarship of Margaret Barker:


"The Temple, the Monarchy, and Wisdom: Lehi's World and the Scholarship of Margaret Barker," Kevin Christensen, Glimpses of Lehi's Jerusalem, John W. Welch, David R. Seely, Jo Ann Seely, Eds. (Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies [FARMS], Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2004)


Thou Knowest That I Believe: Invoking the Spirit of the Lord as Council Witness in 1 Nephi 11:



"Thou Knowest That I Believe: Invoking the Spirit of the Lord as Council Witness in 1 Nephi 11," David E. Bokovoy, Interepreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture (PDF download here)


Temple Themes in the Book of Moses:


Temple Themes in the Book of Moses, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Eborn Publishing (Salt Lake City, UT, 2010)


Book Review: Temple Themes in the Book of Moses:



"Book Review: Temple Themes in the Book of Moses, By Jeffrey M. Bradshaw," George L. Mitton, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture (PDF download here)


Temple Themes in the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood:



Temple Themes in the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (Eborn Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, 2012)


Creation as Temple-Building and Work as Liturgy in Genesis 1-3:



"Creation as Temple-Building and Work as Liturgy in Genesis 1-3," Jeff Morrow, The Journal of OCABS [Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies] 2/1 (2009):1-13


The Narrative Function of the Temple in Luke-Acts:



"The Narrative Function of the Temple in Luke-Acts," Ron C. Fay, Trinity Journal 27ns/2 (Fall 2006):255-270


Piercing the Veil: Temple Worship in the Lost 116 Pages:


"Piercing the Veil: Temple Worship in the Lost 116 Pages," Don Bradley, FAIR Conference, 2012

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful compilation. I've posted a link to this over at reddit.com/r/lds hope you don't mind.

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    1. I don't mind at all. Thanks for the compliment. I'm hoping to find more articles of the same nature, and doing a few more posts like this.
      Thanks,
      Tim

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