Friday, September 21, 2012
Let There Be a Firmament
The firmament I take to be the second occurrence in the creation narrative of the veil. This suggests a division of the waters of the temple into waters in the Holy of Holies and waters in the Hekal. This is striking in light of Nephi's vision, in which the flowing river is "living waters" and "a representation of the love of God" when beside the tree (i.e., in the Holy of Holies), but are "filthy" and the "depths of hell" when beside the mists of darkness (i.e., in the Hekal).