Ancient Documents and the Pearl of Great Price by Hugh Nibley

By Hugh Nibley

Dr. Hugh W. Nibley, professor emeritus of historical scriptures at Brigham younger collage, gave the subsequent twenty-six lectures in an honors category at the Pearl of serious expense. This classification was once videotaped within the Maesar construction in the course of iciness semester 1986 and the textual content was once then transcribed and is incorporated right here during this e-book.

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You know what a magazine is. " We put things in a magazine. It is the same root. But a geniza is a peculiar institution, a Jewish institution. You are not supposed to destroy a text of the Old Testament, the holy writings. The copies were used in the synagogues, and when they were used up and worn out they had to be replaced. But you could never write a word from memory. You had to copy down exactly as it was there word for word. So it was actually the continuation of the same manuscript. There was no loss whatever.

It begins with a number of exceedingly rich men, met in the lobby of an office building in Rome. There is a large map of Italy on the wall. They start pointing out their various holdings in it. " The lands were worked by sharecroppers who were cheaper than slaves because they wouldn't have to feed them. The sharecroppers would have to feed themselves. They were the old Roman soldiers. The wealthy men are waiting for the big man to come before the consultation can begin. He is the chairman of the board.

It doesn't mean that he has eyes; it just means there's an awareness there. He can't be like us in any sense. When it says we are in His image, they would say that's allegorical. " He is in the image of man, but he is invisible. Of course, an image is something that you can see. But an invisible image is what God is, they claimed. It's like saying soundless music or odorless perfume. It's a contradiction of terms to say an invisible image. Behind the veil of allegory is where they have lived ever since.

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