“Ye Shall Be a Peculiar Treasure unto Me”
This portion of the episode continues our exploration of the two parts of the Jewish Law: Ritual and morality. We cover
- Puzzling passages including the golden calf and slaughter by the Levites
- the centrality of the Jewish Law
- Importance and role of ritual in our lives
- How we know what is right
- Ideas of right and wrong
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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 continue the conversation.
You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).
You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)
Lesson Part 2: Scholarship
2:08 Prophetess, Jethro, Golden Calf, and Boiling a kid in Milk
8:25 Law of Moses in Judaism
17:15 History of Biblical Law
21:10 Monotheism, Henotheism, Monolatry, and Polytheism
Lesson Part 3: Study Notes
26:29 Judaism, Christianity, and Mormonism
28:40 Right and Wrong
Discussion Part 2
34:48 Jewish Life and Law
40:36 Criticism and Critique
57:03 Portrayal of Jews and Jewish and Jewish Law in Mormon Scripture and Discourse
1:07:47 Cultural Purity
1:13:14 Why do we do what is right?
1:20:30 How do we know what is right?
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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