By Hugh Nibley
Dr. Hugh W. Nibley, professor emeritus of historic scriptures at Brigham younger collage, gave the subsequent twenty-six lectures in an honors classification at the Pearl of serious fee. This category used to be videotaped within the Maesar construction in the course of wintry weather semester 1986 and the textual content used to be then transcribed and is integrated the following during this ebook.
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Spirit ownership is a phenomenon that frequently elicits a reaction of worry, specific in those who find themselves blind to its which means and position inside of its specific spiritual and cultural traditions. ownership by way of divine beings (such as spirits or gods) is, however, a key perform in religions all over the world. it truly is for this reason vital to achieve an figuring out of this tradition in its cultural context earlier than attempting to advance a much wider concept approximately it.
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Dr. Hugh W. Nibley, professor emeritus of historic scriptures at Brigham younger collage, gave the next twenty-six lectures in an honors classification at the Pearl of serious cost. This type used to be videotaped within the Maesar construction in the course of iciness semester 1986 and the textual content used to be then transcribed and is incorporated the following during this ebook.
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If you didn't have to think about it, that would be fine, but you can't escape from it. Well, he worried about this. He started to lose weight. He got sick, just from brooding about the big one. It dogged him all the time. "My passion, my desire for this immortality just wouldn't let me alone. It wouldn't let my mind be quiet," he says. He was going around this way, and he went to the schools. His family was wealthy, so he visited the schools of the philosophers to find an answer. "I visited the philosophers' schools, and what did I hear there?
He'd have it one day of the week and I would have it the next. He insisted at that time that nothing was written in the New Testament before the fourth century. The New Testament was not an ancient book at all. It didn't go back to the apostles in the time of Christ because they didn't have writing. The Jews didn't write at the time of Christ. According to him, there was no writing at that time. And then he died, and a month later they started discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls. Ten thousand different documents have been found, all written by Jews at the time of Christ in a very flowing, free hand.
Questionnaires show that the part of the population that worries most about nuclear war is small children. Children six, seven and eight years old worry all the time about it, which surprised the experts. Well, Clement was always worried about the big things. He says, "I don't know exactly where I started doing that or where the idea came from, but I worried about it all the time. " And these were the questions. " You have nothing much to look forward to, and it becomes very discouraging. But this is the big question we find that nobody can escape from.
Ancient Documents and the Pearl of Great Price by Hugh Nibley