“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”
Though the 10 Commandments are arguably the most well-known legislation in the history of the Western World, the Jewish Law which they preface has prompted more confusion. This episode puts the Jewish Law in the context of the sacred. We introduce context and concepts behind the Law, discuss how ritual creates sacred space and time, and explore how these elements can enable us to keep the divine in our daily lives.
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Class Member Reading: Exodus 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 32, 33, 34; JST Deut. 10:2; John 6:35, 48-51; Galatians 3:23-24; Mosiah 13:29-30; Alma 25:15-16; Alma 34:14-15; 3 Nephi 15:4-10; D&C 84:19-27
Additional Reading: Psalm 78; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11
Other Reading: Look over the legal material in Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Lisa and Allen join the conversation.
You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).
You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)
5:31 Correction from previous episode
7:23 Complaint vs. Critique
25:12 Ritual Purity
Discussion Part 1
40:37 Sustaining Church Leaders
52:56 Jewish Law
1:00:56 Sacred Space
1:09:30 Heavenly Mother
1:13:56 Sacred Time
1:18:28 Kingdom of Priests
Authorship of the Old Testament, David Bokovoy
Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch, Jean-Louis Ska
Jewish Law and Decalogue (10 Commandments), from Shaye Cohen’s Harvard U Course
The Sabbath World, RadioWest
Rabbi Heschel, Shabbat as a Sanctuary in Time
Ritual within Mormonism, Mormon Matters
Atheism 2.0 (It is quite positive towards religion)
Interview with Phil McLemore’s transformation through meditation, Mormon Stories
Kingdom of God is within you, Mormon Matters
Margaret Toscano on Myth, FeminstMormonHousewives podcast
Seeing the Divine Feminine in the sacred garments, Daughters of Mormonism
Commandments and Ethics
Moral Accountability, Philosophy Bites
The New Science of Morality, Point of Inquiry
The Science and Philosophy of Human Nature, iTunes U at Yale
Justice, iTunes U at Harvard (entire college courses but both of these are amazing)
Thanks to William Newman for content editing, James Estrada for audio postproduction, and as always to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.
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