Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism
Place Published: Salt Lake City / Provo
Publisher: Deseret Book Company / Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
Date Published: 1994
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45021
805pp. Thick octavo [23.5 cm] Dark blue cloth with gilt stamped titles and publisher's devices on the front board and backstrip. Very good plus, with only minor edge wear to the spine and covers. In a very good dust jacket, with light staining and a couple of moisture rings on the front panel, an old price sticker on the rear panel, and approximately 4 short closed tear in the top edge. Illustrations directed by Michael P. Lyon. Includes essays by: Marion D. Hanks, Hugh B. Nibley, Andrew F. Ehat, Truman G. Madsen, John M. Lundquist, Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, Michael A. Carter, John J. Sroka, John W. Welch, M. Catherine Thomas, William J. Hamblin, Daniel B. McKinlay, Jay A. Parry, Brian M . Hauglid and John A. Tvedtnes.
In 'Temples of the Ancient World', fifteen scholars focus on such areas as temples in the Hebrew Bible and the Near East, covenant and law relating to holy edifices, temples in ancient America and the Book of Mormon, Judaic views of the house of God, the temple portrayed in the New Testament, the real and the symbolic, sacred clothing, and the modern-day house of the Lord.