Interpreter Foundation sponsored its first conference today, “The Temple on Mount Zion,” in memory of Matthew B. Brown. There were an excellent array of presentations given by several scholars on the central theme of the temple. We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all those who were involved in the conference today.
The conference was live streamed online with viewers as far away as Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, and Ecuador. The recorded videos of the presentations are now available on Interpreter’s YouTube Channel. We will feature one or two of these videos every week for the next few months. If you’d like to watch them now, here are the links to each one:
- Matt Roper – “In Memoriam Matthew Brown”
- David R. and Jo Ann H. Seely – “Creation and Temple”
- Jeffrey M. Bradshaw – “The Ark and the Tent: Temple Symbolism in the Story of Noah”
- John Gee – “Edfu and Exodus”
- David Calabro – “The Divine Handclasp in the Hebrew Bible and in Ancient Near Eastern Iconography”
- Mack Stirling – “Job: An LDS Reading”
- David J. Larsen – “From Dust to Exalted Crown: Royal and Temple Themes Common to the Psalms and the Dead Sea Scrolls”
- Stephen D. Ricks – “Covenant and Temple in Psalm 105″
- David Bokovoy – “Holiness to the Lord: Biblical Temple Imagery in the Sermons of Jacob the Priest”
- William Hamblin – “Jacob’s Sermon (2 Nephi 6-10) and the Day of Atonement”
- Mark Alan Wright – “Axes Mundi: A Comparative Analysis of Nephite and Mesoamerican Temple and Ritual Complexes”
- Andrew Ehat – “A Torah Harmony”
- Richard O. Cowan – “Latter-day Houses of the Lord: Developments in Their Design and Function”
The proceedings will also be published in book form in the coming months.