April 20, 2014

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093.2: I Cannot Go beyond the Word of the Lord; OT Lesson 16 (Study Notes)

“I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord”   Class Member Reading: Numbers 22; 23; 24; 25:1-3; 31:1-16 Additional Reading: 2 Peter 2:15-16; Jude 1:11; Revelation 2:14 Other Reading: the rest of Numbers 25   This portion covers: Scholarship Balaam in and out of the Bible (including a literary history of Balaam stories) Prophecy in […]

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April 20, 2014

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093.1: I Cannot Go beyond the Word of the Lord; OT Lesson 16 (Core)

“I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord”   Class Member Reading: Numbers 22; 23; 24; 25:1-3; 31:1-16 Additional Reading: 2 Peter 2:15-16; Jude 1:11; Revelation 2:14 Other Reading: the rest of Numbers 25   Balaam’s argument with his donkey has to be one of the most memorable stories from the Old Testament, but it […]

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April 19, 2014

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092.2: Look to God and Live; OT Lesson 15 (Study Notes)

“Look to God and Live”   Class Member Reading: Numbers 11; 12; 13; 14; 21:1-9; Alma 37:46-47; Helaman 8:13-15 Additional Reading: John 3:14-16; 1 Nephi 17:41; Alma 33:18-22 Other Reading: Look through the rest of Numbers.   In this section we cover: II: Scholarship: Struggles of authority: Aaron and Miriam vs. Moses; the Korahites Context of the […]

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April 17, 2014

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092.1: Look to God and Live; OT Lesson 15 (Core)

“Look to God and Live”   Class Member Reading: Numbers 11; 12; 13; 14; 21:1-9; Alma 37:46-47; Helaman 8:13-15 Additional Reading: John 3:14-16; 1 Nephi 17:41; Alma 33:18-22 Other Reading: Look through the rest of Numbers.   What does it mean to “Look to God and Live”? It sounds nice, but how do we apply it to […]

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April 13, 2014

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091.2: Law and Ritual; OT Lesson 14 (Study Notes)

“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”   Class Member Reading: Exodus 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 32, 33, 34; JST Deut. 10:2; John 6:35, 48-51; Galatians 3:23-24; Mosiah 13:29-30; Alma 25:15-16; Alma 34:14-15; 3 Nephi 15:4-10; D&C 84:19-27 Additional Reading: Psalm 78; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 Other Reading: Look over the legal material in Exodus, […]

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April 2, 2014

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091.1: Law and Ritual; OT Lesson 14 (Core)

“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”   Class Member Reading: Exodus 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 32, 33, 34; JST Deut. 10:2; John 6:35, 48-51; Galatians 3:23-24; Mosiah 13:29-30; Alma 25:15-16; Alma 34:14-15; 3 Nephi 15:4-10; D&C 84:19-27 Additional Reading: Psalm 78; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 Other Reading: Look over the legal material in Exodus, […]

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March 26, 2014

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090.2: Passover and Exodus; OT Lesson 13 (Study Notes)

Bondage, Passover, and Exodus   Class Member Reading: Exodus 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14; Matthew 26:19, 26-28; D&C 20:75-79 Additional Reading: Exodus 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 Other Reading: None   Part II (Scholarship) explores the Exodus and Passover from literary and historical perspectives. What can we say really happened? How did these stories develop? The symbolism and importance of the Passover in  the Bible and Judaism […]

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March 24, 2014

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090.1: Passover and Exodus; OT Lesson 13 (Core)

Bondage, Passover, and Exodus   Class Member Reading: Exodus 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14; Matthew 26:19, 26-28; D&C 20:75-79 Additional Reading: Exodus 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 Other Reading: None   The Exodus and Passover left an indelible imprint on Jewish memory, and Jesus’ institution of the Last Supper during a Passover […]

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March 18, 2014

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089.2: Joseph in Egypt; OT Lesson 12 (Study Notes)

“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”   Class Member Reading: Genesis 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45; D&C 64:8-11 Additional Reading: 2 Nephi 2:2; D&C 122:5-9 Other Reading: Review Genesis 39   Joseph gets into some tight spots, but even when things are hard, they work out for the best. How does that line […]

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March 15, 2014

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089.1: Joseph in Egypt; OT Lesson 12 (Core)

“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”   Class Member Reading: Genesis 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45; D&C 64:8-11 Additional Reading: 2 Nephi 2:2; D&C 122:5-9 Other Reading: Review Genesis 39   The masterfully written story of Joseph in Egypt is like nothing else in the Bible–it can actually be described as a novella. […]

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