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|Title||Counting to Ten|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Welch, John W.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Atonement; Consecration; Justice; Perfection; Reverence|
The regular occurrence of things occurring ten times in the scriptures tends to relate to perfection, especially divine completion. Welch approaches this phenomenon through ten topics: perfection, worthiness, consecration, testing, justice, reverence, penitence, atonement, supplication, and ascension into the holy of holies or highest degree of heaven. The significance of the number ten in the ancient world relates to the tenfold occurrences in the Book of Mormon.
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