Friday, August 10, 2012

They Must Prepare the Way of the Lord

When the Jaredites again go bad, prophets come crying that the people must prepare the way of the Lord.

This same phrase occurs in Isaiah, Malachi1 Nephi, and John.  Its location in the latter two books suggests that it can be read as a reference to the Worship of the Shalems, though the former references sound like Day of Atonement allusions: in other words, the way of the Lord is the path by which people approach the Lord, or the path by which he comes to them.  This makes perfect sense, of course, since the path in either case is the path through the temple, traversed in the one case inward and in the other outward.

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