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Was Temple Work Done for the Dead Before the Time of Christ, and If Not, What Was Done in the Temples in Old Testament Times?

TitleWas Temple Work Done for the Dead Before the Time of Christ, and If Not, What Was Done in the Temples in Old Testament Times?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1958
AuthorsSmith, Joseph Fielding
MagazineImprovement Era
Volume61
Issue Number8
Pagination576–577, 602
Date PublishedAugust 1958
KeywordsBaptism for the Dead; Jesus Christ, Postmortal Appearances of; Proxy Work; Temple Ordinances; Temple Worship; Vicarious Work
Abstract

This article states that proxy ordinances were not performed until after the death of Christ.