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

Ancient Sacred Vestments: Scriptural Symbols and Meanings

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
10/11/2021
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
28 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, lds, Mormonism, Sacred Vestments, symbolism, Temple

Abstract: In this essay Parry starts with the symbology of ritual vestments, and then discusses in detail how the ancient clothing worn in Old Testament temples are part of the rituals and religious gestures that are conducted by those who occupy the path that leads from the profane to the sacred. The profane is removed, one is ritually washed, anointed, invested with special clothing, offers sacrifices, is ordained (hands are filled), and offers incense at the altar, before entering the veil. Putting on clothes, in a Christian context, is often seen as symbol of putting on Christ, as witnessed by the apostle Paul using the word “enduo,” when talking about putting on Christ, a word mainly used in the Septuagint for donning sacred vestments (symbols also for salvation, righteousness, glory, strength and resurrection) in order to be prepared to stand before God.

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