Salt Lake City / Provo: Deseret Book Company / Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1994. Early printing. Hardcover. 805pp. Thick octavo [23.5 cm] Dark blue cloth with gilt stamped title on front board and backstrip. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are very lightly rubbed. There is a 1/4 inch tear in the cloth at the head of the spine. There is a minor scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. The dust jacket is in very good condition. There is a 1/2 inch tear in the top edge at the head of the spine. There is also a shorter closed tear in the bottom edge. The jacket is lightly soiled, more so on the rear panel. 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. Item #29686
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.