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Yah of the Negev, the American Southwest and the Las Vegas Temple?

Apr 6, 2014  |   by: Steve Reed

In the book The Name of God: From Sinai to the American Southwest, James R. Harris asks the question: “Was the Shepherd of Israel, known as Jehovah, also known as Quetzalcoatl (The Feathered Serpent), as Pahana, as The Great Mystery, […]

The 3 Candidates for Nephi’s Egyptian Script

Mar 30, 2014  |   by: Steve Reed

“Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians.” (1 Nephi 1:2) At the very beginning of the Book of Mormon, Nephi tells us that he […]

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“The Lady Of The Temple” Conference via the Academy of Temple Studies

Dec 5, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

This conference which took place on October 23, 2013, in Logan, Utah was filmed and posted here at the Academy of Temple Studies and at TempleStudy.com. First off, let me just say that I was really blown away by this conference; the […]

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With Sudden Violence

Nov 18, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

The scriptures often talk about having a broken heart, but what does that mean? Does God want us to be sad? I believe that many of the problems we experience with understanding the ancient concepts contained in the scriptures is […]

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Happy September 22nd, the Day of the Sign

Sep 22, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

Today was the day, 186 years ago that the Nephite record known as The Book of Mormon passed from immortal to mortal hands. Interestingly enough, that night as these events unfolded to the knowledge of a few, the Jews blew […]

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“Enoch And The Temple” Conference Videos Now Available (via TempleStudy.com)

Aug 6, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

The following article was originally published on Bryce Haymond’s TempleStudy.com 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 […]

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Symbols, Images, Types, Metaphors, Similes, Parables, Motifs, Archetypes and more!

Jul 1, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

Perhaps most of us throw around the word “symbolism” without understanding the various nuances of the subject. I created ldsSymbols.com with reference to the word “symbols’ because that is what most people understand. Alonzo Gaskill’s book “The Lost Language of Symbolism” defines […]

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VIDEO: The Mystery of Magenta

Jun 28, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

Sometimes some of the greatest mysteries are right in front of our eyes every day. This morning I came across this YouTube Video called “The Mystery of Magenta” and was really interested in how this guy approached the subject of […]

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Earthly Father, Heavenly Father

Jun 7, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

Awesome Mormon Messages video. I’m constantly impressed with the fantastic media put out by the church nowadays. I really enjoy these short videos with really powerful and touching messages and how they touch on very rich subjects in such abstract […]

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The Relationship Between The Ancient Israelite Temple And The Endowment via TempleStudy.com

Apr 8, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

The following article is from TempleStudy.com Professor William J. Hamblin has offered some good starting points in considering the relationship between the ancient Israelite temple ritual and the modern day LDS temple endowment.  It is from this vantage point that we should […]