Category Archives: Ether

Ether 1 – 15 — Ether as part of the ancient temple-code outline of the Book of Mormon — LeGrand Baker

The story of the Jaredites, as told by Moroni, takes on a new significance when it is seen, not as an addendum to the Book of Mormon, but as an integral part of the story Mormon left to his son … Continue reading

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Ether 2 & 3 — veil of light, of fire, of cloud, shechinah – LeGrand Baker

Today I wish to discuss the real veils that separate man from God, and the veils in Solomon’s Temple that represented those real ones. The story of the brother of Jared that appears in the first three chapters of Ether … Continue reading

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Ether 3:6-16 – The Conversation between the Lord and the brother of Jared – LeGrand Baker

The story of the brother of Jared is wonderful, not only because it answers some pivotal questions, but also because it asks others. Sometimes questions are more important than answers. Answers often satisfy us, and thereby invite us to stop … Continue reading

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Ether 3:6, 13-16 – ‘the body of my spirit’ – LeGrand Baker

Ether 3:6, 13-16 6 And it came to pass that when the brother of Jared had said these words, behold, the Lord stretched forth his hand and touched the stones one by one with his finger. And the veil was … Continue reading

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Ether 3:13 – ‘Redeem,’ to Come into the Presence of God – LeGrand Baker

The word “redeem” has three different meanings in the scriptures. In the Book of Mormon it almost always means to be brought into the presence of God, just as it does in Ether 3:13. 13 And when he had said … Continue reading

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Ether 3:17-28 – The prophetic vision of Forever – LeGrand Baker

25 And when the Lord had said these words, he showed unto the brother of Jared all the inhabitants of the earth which had been, and also all that would be; and he withheld them not from his sight, even … Continue reading

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Ether 12:4-30 & Hebrews 11:1-27 – ‘faith’ as covenant – LeGrand Baker

Mormon and Moroni organized the Book of Mormon after the pattern of the ancient Israelite temple drama. {1} The book ends with a dramatic crescendo whose theme of faith, hope, and charity is repeated three times, in Ether 12, Moroni … Continue reading

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