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2018 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

The fourth “Temple on Mount Zion” Conference was held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in the Tanner Building at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

The presentations were filmed, and both video and audio recordings of each presentation are being made available as quickly as possible. The videos are currently available both here and on the Interpreter Foundation YouTube channel. A YouTube playlist is also available. The audio recordings are available here.

The proceedings hardcover will be available for pre-ordering approximately April 1, 2021. Go here for more information.

This was the schedule:

Stephen Ricks: Session Chair
9:00 Welcome and prayer
9:15 S. Kent Brown: Jesus’ First Visit to the Temple
9:45 Kerry Muhlestein: On Earth When It Was in Heaven: Sacred Time and its Protection in Egyptian Temples
10:15 15-minute break
10:30 Thomas Wayment: Recovering the Language of Purity after the First Revolt
11:00 Matthew Bowen: “They Shall Be Joined unto Thee”: Levi, Levites, and the Importance of Joinings in Temple Architecture and Ritual
11:30 Jeffrey M. Bradshaw: Beauty and Truth in Moses 1
12:00–1:30 Lunch break
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw: Session Chair
1:30 Ryan Davis: Bearing Testimony in Hebrew: A Comparison of Ancient Israelite Temple Worship with Modern Latter-day Saint Testimony Meetings
2:00 John Thompson: The Two Ways in Ancient Egyptian Religion and Israelite Temple Theology
2:30 Stephen Smoot: The Symbolism of the Cupped Hand in Ancient Egypt and Israel: Iconography, Text, and Artifact
3:00 15-minute break
3:15 Avram Shannon: Consecration and Sacrilege in Early Rabbinic Judaism
3:45 John Gee: “Put Off Thy Shoes from Off Thy Feet”
4:15 Matt Roper: “Fixed and Unmovable”: Joseph Smith and the Eternal Nature of the Priesthood
4:45 Closing

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