Scripture Roundtable 12: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8

(Originally published on 31 January 2013.)

This is a Scripture Roundtable from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #8, covering the restoration of the priesthood, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Ben McGuire, Andrew Smith, Craig Foster, and William Hamblin.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:


2 thoughts on “Scripture Roundtable 12: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 8

  1. Regarding lesson 8: This may be trivial, but it is evidence of the genuineness of the event found in Sec. 13 of Doctrine & Covenants. In the preface to Section 13, John announced himself as being called John the Baptist in the New Testament. He probably was never called by this title his entire life! If he had used his real name, which I believe is Johannen Ben Zacharias, Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery and just about everyone else would have had no idea who he was.
    In speaking of Jesus, being a “good Jewish boy”, John would have also used the title Messiah instead of the Greek-derived title: Christ.
    This observation was made to me some 35 years ago by Church member named Irving Cohen.
    Perhaps you might also note the Hebrew/Jewish connections in various other sections of Doctrine & Covenants such as Section 110: April 3,1836 just happened to be Passover Day.
    I appreciate the work spent by everyone at Mormon Interpreter and hope you continue for a long time.
    Sincerely, Robert B. Hawes

  2. Hi, I’m Dorothy and I’m a 66y-o gospel doctrine addict. haha [I actually work in stake RS, but can’t get enough of GD!]

    Love your program! This is the first year I have ever done a deliberate study of DC from front to back. I usually just study the topical curriculum with the rest of the church. I started in October and spend every lunch hour at work studying with David Ridges. I do love studying with you guys for the weekly lessons. I appreciate you so much! One thing I learned from Bill Beardall this week was that Satan was present [or tried to be present before Michael [Adam] ushered him away . . at the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood. So fascinating. I didn’t bring it up in class because of the extremely dark feeling I got every time I thought of it. Thanks again and again for your time and knowledge. I love you guys and your podcast!

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