Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

The Sacred Embrace and the Sacred Handclasp in Ancient Mediterranean Religions

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
6/11/2020
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
16 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
Ancient Egypt, celestial kingdom, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, lds, Mormonism, sacred embrace, sacred handclasp

Abstract: This article describes examples of the sacred embrace and the sacred handclasp in the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt, in ancient Mediterranean regions, and in the classical and early Christian world. It argues that these actions are an invitation and promise of entrance into the celestial realms. The sacred embrace may well have been a preparation, the sacred handclasp the culminating act of entrance into the divine presence.

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