Old Testament Background




A Church News editorial dated January l, 1994, made the bold pronouncement that “the Old Testament has probably influenced the world of Judeo-Christian history and literature more than any other book ever written.” The editorial went on to say that the basis of this claim was the fact that this great book of ancient scripture “contains the stories and traditions and truths that generations of parents have handed down to their children (more…)

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Gospel Doctrine Class Connections



Many of us need help to better understand and relate to the lessons on the Old Testament in our Sunday School Gospel Doctrine classes. The scriptural stories told in connection with each lesson can be helpful in that process. Because the people in the Old Testament were real people and, in fact, were very much like we are (they were imperfect, too), their stories are of great value to us as we seek to comprehend the weekly lessons (more…)

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The Book of Old Testament Stories




How Often Would I Have Gathered You is a book containing 229 Old Testament stories for adult and young adult Latter-day Saints and other interested persons. These great Old Testament stories are told in chronological sequence—to the extent possible—and take the reader on a significant journey through the Old Testament, beginning with the Grand Council (as told in the Pearl of Great Price) and concluding after the return of the Jews from captivity in Babylon. (more…)

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