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TitleThe Book of Moses as a Temple Text
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsBradshaw, Jeffrey M.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
KeywordsCovenant; Creation; Enoch (Prophet); Fall of Adam; Moses (Book of); Temple Endowment; Temple Worship

In this fascinating article, Jeff Bradshaw details how the Book of Moses might be understood as a temple text, including elements of temple architecture, furnishings, and ritual in the story of the Creation and the Fall. Bradshaw shows how the second half of the Book of Moses follows a general pattern of a specific sequence of covenants that will resonate with members of the Church who have received the temple endowment. The story of Enoch and his people provides a vivid demonstration of the final steps on the path that leads back to God and exaltation.