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