The schedule for the upcoming 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference has been posted. The conference on 25 October 2014 will start at 8:45 am and end about 5:45 pm, with a lunch break. You can view the full details of the schedule at this link.
The Interpreter Foundation would like to announce a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference to be held in 251 TNRB (N. Eldon Tanner Building) on the campus of Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, on 25 October 2014.
More details are available from the events page.
The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce that Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 10 (2014), is now available in paperback for ordering. The 282 page volume can be ordered online at Amazon, or better yet, at AmazonSmile, if you would like to donate a portion of your purchase to The Interpreter Foundation at no additional cost to you. The volume price is $6.35 plus shipping (or free shipping with Amazon Prime membership). This price reflects the cost of printing only, with no markup or royalty. This bound volume includes all of the peer-reviewed articles that have been published in volume 10 online at MormonInterpreter.com.
If you purchase the print edition through Amazon or AmazonSmile, you’ll also receive a free copy of the digital Kindle edition of the volume through the Kindle Matchbook service. Those who have purchased the paperback volumes in the past from Amazon can also access the Kindle edition of those same volumes for free.
If you’d like to automatically receive Interpreter volumes in the mail soon after they are completed, please consider subscribing to our annual print subscription for the annual price of $50 (covers our cost of printing and shipping only, without markup or royalty). Annual print subscribers will have priority access to our print editions, before they are made available to the general public on Amazon and AmazonSmile.
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We thank all of the many people who have made Interpreter possible, and the many hours of volunteer work and generous donations which have been given.
The Interpreter Foundation is in the final publication stages of three new books, which were announced at the FairMormon Conference on August 7-8, 2014. The titles of the books are:
- Textual and Comparative Explorations in 1 & 2 Enoch, by Samuel Zinner
- Temple Insights, Proceedings of the Matthew B. Brown Memorial Symposium “The Temple on Mount Zion,” 22 September 2012
- Ancient Temple Worship, Proceedings of the Expound Symposium, 14 May 2011
These books are now listed on Interpreter’s Books page, and there are accompanying pages for each of the books, with their table of contents. More details and descriptions will be added to these pages as publication nears. The expected publication date of these books is October 2014.
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw will be giving a presentation at Eborn Books this coming Friday, August 8, in Salt Lake City. His topic is “What Did Joseph Smith Know about the LDS Temple Ordinances by 1836?”
It is increasingly apparent that Joseph Smith’s early revelations and teachings evince a detailed understanding of concepts relating to temple worship. In this presentation, I will summarize precedents for LDS temple ordinances, both in antiquity and in the revelations and teachings of Joseph Smith through 1836. I will focus on three major items: 1. the backbone of narrative and covenants that relate to the liturgy of the LDS temple endowment, as revealed in 1830-1831; 2. prominent priesthood symbols associated with temple-related concepts for which we have evidence going back as far as 1826; and 3. the full sequence of blessings associated with the oath and covenant of the priesthood, given in 1832. In discussing these matters, I will be respectful of the sacred nature of LDS temple ordinances.
Date: 8 August 2014, 7:00 PM
Place: 254 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (map)