078a: This is My Work and My Glory; OT lesson 1(Full)

January 2, 2014

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“This Is My Work and My Glory”

This lesson only covers thirty-nine verses, but contains profound doctrine. Specifically, these verses illuminate the nature of God, humanity, revelation, and the Plan of Salvation.

I: Sunday School

  • What is the Book of Moses? (historical background)
  • Overview of content
  • Close Reading (focusing on 1:39)
  • Comments on approaching the OT

II: Additional passages (not applicable)

III. Study Notes

  • Value of the Book of Moses
  • What is the Joseph Smith translation?
  • Relationship of Moses to history
  • Comments on Satan
  • Nature of the Old Testament

Class Reading: Moses 1:1-39

Additional Reading: None

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You can access my Lesson Notes here.

You can access the Annotated Reading here.


Timeline (Thanks to Brian Dillman for putting these together)


0:00        Podcast episodes A/B: Purpose and Overview

8:50        Joseph Smith translation

15:09     Moses Summary and Moses 1

Transition from Part 1 to Part 3 occurs at 20:15

20:29     OT origins via culture/history

Discussion Part 1

25:56     Guest introductions

31:00     Revelation

33:05     Transfiguration

40:18     Nature of God/Interactions with God

49:17     Satan’s Temptation (Temper Tantrum)

58:58     Overall thoughts on The Book of Moses juxtaposed to the Old Testament

Discussion Part 3

1:11:49  Book of Moses inspired by King James Version (Parallel to Matthew 4)

1:22:15  Reading the Old Testament

1:30:58  Anachronistic Satan

1:39:25  Disempowerment


To be added shortly

Thanks to William Newman and James Estrada for post-production and to Steven Nelson for the bumper music.