Third “Temple on Mount Zion” Conference Announcement

The third “Temple on Mount Zion” Conference in memory of Matthew B. Brown is upcoming. Here are the details:

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Room 251 of the Tanner Building (TNRB)
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Conference begins at 9:15 am

It is open to the public.

4 thoughts on “Third “Temple on Mount Zion” Conference Announcement

  1. The upcoming conference sounds wonderful. For those of us who live in othrr states, in this case New Mexico, will there be a podcast or written material about the conference at a later date?

    Leo Clear

    • Since my wife and I are currently on a mission in DR Congo Kinshasa I can certainly sympathize with your interests. I’ll be presenting remotely. As with previous conferences, videos of the event will be posted later and a book based on the conference will follow. Along with some of the other authors, I will post a copy of my presentation on my own website in the meantime (

  2. Here’s the latest version of the schedule. I expect it will be officially posted soon.

    Third Temple on Mount Zion Conference
    In Memory of Matthew B. Brown
    Saturday, 5 November 2016
    251 Tanner Bldg, BYU

    9:15 Stephen Ricks Session chair
    Opening prayer
    9:30 Jeffrey M. Bradshaw and Matthew L. Bowen “By the Blood Ye Are Sanctified”: The Symbolic, Salvific, Interrelated, Additive, Retrospective, and Anticipatory Nature of the Ordinances of Spiritual Rebirth in John 3 and Moses 6
    10:15 David Calabro The Choreography of Genesis: A Ritual Reading of the Book of Abraham
    10:45 15-minute break
    11:00 Alex Douglas Gentiles in the Temple: Worship and Conversion in the Septuagint of Isaiah
    11:30 Matthew Grey Jerusalem Temple Imagery in Late Ancient Synagogue Ritual, Art, and Architecture

    12:00 – 1:30 Lunch break

    David Calabro Session chair
    1:30 Stephen Ricks Prayer with Uplifted Hands
    2:00 Camille Fronk Olson Women in Ancient Israelite Temple Worship
    2:30 Matthew Bowen “Where I Will Meet You”: The Convergence of Sacred Time and Sacred Space as the Etiological Function of the Tent of Meeting
    3:00 15-minute break
    3:15 David Larsen Group Ascension to Heaven in Early Judaism and Christianity
    3:45 Daniel Smith The Ancient Israelite Tabernacle, Its Accoutrements, and the Priestly Vestments
    4:45 Stephen Ricks Closing remarks

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