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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
12 pages Saddle-stitched
church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, heavenly council, lds, Mormonism, sôd, temple endowment

Abstract: Most scholars agree that sôd, when used in relationship to God, refers to the heavenly council, which humans may sometimes visit to learn divine mysteries or obtain a prophetic message to deliver to humankind. Biblical texts on this subject can be compared to passages in Latter-day Saint scripture (e.g., 1 Nephi 1:8-18; Abraham 3:22-23). In this article, William Hamblin succinctly summarizes this concept and argues that the Latter-day Saint temple endowment serves as a ritual and dramatic participation in the divine council of God, through which God reveals to the covenanter details of the plan of salvation — the hidden meaning and purpose of creation and the cosmos.

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

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