8 recent study helps for 2018 LDS Sunday curriculum, including the Old Testament

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  • Mike Butler Hurricane, UT
    Jan. 10, 2018 9:12 a.m.

    You have misspelled the author Heather Farrell's name in both the title and in the brief article of her book, "Walking With the Women of the Old Testament". It is not Ferrell or Merrill as written.

  • CMTM , 00
    Jan. 9, 2018 8:22 a.m.

    RE: NoNamesAccepted – “I testify we have living prophets and God speaks through them.” How about these 3 E.g..?

    1.“That seer… his name shall be called Joseph and it shall be after the name of his father” Genesis 50:33 JST. JS adds prophecy about himself to his Inspired Version. But NOT found in Greek Septuagint(Apostles Bible) or dead sea scrolls..

    2.Abraham received concubines, and they bore him children; and it was accounted unto him for righteousness(D&C 132:37)? VS Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.(Gal 3:6)

    3 “Eloheim is from the word Eloi, God is singular number; and by adding the word heim ,it renders it Gods.” ( H of C, 1844),
    Actually In Hebrew the form of the word Elohim, with the ending -im, which normally indicates a masculine plural, however with Elohim the construction is usually grammatically SINGULAR, when referring to the Hebrew God, but grammatically plural (i.e. taking a plural verb or adjective) when used of pagan divinities (Psalms 96:5; 97:7). See # 430 Strong’s translates Elohim to God in (KJV) God (2,346x), god (244x), …

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Jan. 8, 2018 7:28 p.m.

    @CMTM: "The P of G. P. in comparison to the Bible: The first 6 chapters of Genesis(JST)or The Book of Moses contains 311 verses, While the Septuagint and Masoretic texts contain 184 verses. JST adds “ 127” verses which are not supported by the Septuagint and Masoretic texts or Dead Sea Scrolls."

    Isn't wonderful to have an open cannon and continuing revelation? From the days of Adam down through Noah, Moses, Jesus and His Apostles, the Lord was graceful enough to provide his children--except in times of gross wickedness and apostasy--living prophets who declared His word and will to them.

    Too many of the people in Jesus' day rejected His words because they had their scripture and didn't need or want any additional instruction. How very foolish of them to reject additional wisdom from God.

    Too many today engage in the same conduct. They assert that our God who has declared Himself unchanging has closed the heavens for the last ~1800 years and not revealed any new scriptures, not provided any prophetic counsel.

    If ever the world needed prophets, needed scriptures suited to our specific day, it is today.

    I testify we have living prophets and God speaks through them.

  • CMTM , 00
    Jan. 8, 2018 8:39 a.m.

    RE: Danny Chipman.The P of G. P. in comparison to the Bible: The first 6 chapters of Genesis(JST)or The Book of Moses contains 311 verses, While the Septuagint and Masoretic texts contain 184 verses. JST adds “ 127” verses which are not supported by the Septuagint and Masoretic texts or Dead Sea Scrolls.

    But over 123 N.T. quotes support the existing O.T.

    @ Abraham 3:26 “kept not their *first estate= (Jude 1: 6 KJV,JST) JS misunderstood the KJV translation. Context, E.g…, “….the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority,..(Jude 1: 6 NIV)or,… the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority…( Jude 1:6 NLT)

    The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. ( 1Cor 15:46 NIV).

    @For O. T. Bible study Koine Greek can be helpful. E.g..,
    Genesis 1:1 Greek LXX In the beginning God (*o Theos, Grk. 2316).. *Nominative singular article. Clearly God. VS, JS,” In the very beginning the bible shows there is a plurality of Gods. Beyond the power of refutation”.(Hof C v. 6 p.476)

  • NeilT Ogden, UT
    Jan. 7, 2018 9:56 a.m.

    I struggle with the Old Testament especially the harshness of the law of Moses as opposed to the New Testament and it's emphasis on repentance and forgiveness. The women caught in adultery is the prime example. A study guide is an excellent idea.

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    Jan. 6, 2018 12:13 p.m.

    I love the "Verse by Verse" study guides by Ogden and Skinner. I was thrilled to find out there's an Old Testament edition of "Walking With the Women..." I loved the New Testament volume. Heading over to Amazon right now to buy it!