After the Fall, God told Eve: “thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”[ii] However, some say that the words “rule over” should be translated “rule with.” Which translation is correct? (Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4).
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LDS teachings and scripture clearly imply that Moses learned of the Creation and the Fall in vision and was told to write what he saw. However, most modern scholars find evidence that the book of Genesis as we have it today was produced at a much later date than Moses could have lived. Can these views be reconciled?
In reading the description of the seven days of Creation and the layout of the Garden of Eden, there seems to be more than meets the eye. What insights can be gained about these things from understanding the architecture of the Israelite temples?
What was the nature of Satan’s proposal to “redeem all mankind”? How did he intend to “destroy the agency of man”? Was his proposal feasible? (A supplement to Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 2)
My friend expressed that she viewed the Old Testament as a terrifying book about a terrible (and "thankfully past)" time in the earth's history. She seemed deeply troubled about the Lord's commandments in the Law of Moses specifically. She could not understand how a loving God would require such behavior, which, in her eyes, was nothing but wasteful and cruel. I had experienced similar questions and wonderings myself. Yet, my recent study had been opening up new worlds for me.