Temple Themes in the Scriptures
by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

Allusions to temple themes can be found throughout the scriptures, but it is not always easy to recognize them. Efforts have been made to bridge this gap through books that explain the meaning of specific symbols used in scripture and temple worship. However, most of us not only struggle with the meaning of individual concepts and symbols, but also—and perhaps more crucially—in understanding how these concepts and symbols fit together as a whole system. The symbols and concepts of the temple are best understood, not in isolation, but within the full context of temple teachings to which they belong.

My purpose is to explore ancient and modern perspectives that seem to shed light on the meaning and significance of LDS scripture and temple worship.

For information on how to purchase my books, please visit the link entitled "Store" on the left. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Upcoming book signings:


Jeffrey M. Bradshaw and David J. Larsen, co-authors of In God's Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel, will be doing book signings in Provo (4 April) and Salt Lake (5 and 7 April)! Below are the locations and times:

April 4 - 1PM-3PM - BYU Bookstore
Wilkinson Student Center (WSC)
Brigham Young University
University Hill,
Provo, Utah 84602
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw and David J. Larsen will be available.

April 5 - 4PM-5PM - Eborn Books
254 S. Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
801-359-0460
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw and David J. Larsen will be available.

April 7 - Noon-1PM - Benchmark Books
3269 S. Main Street
Suite 250
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw will be available.

Both Jeff and David would love to see you and discuss their insights with you, as well as sign your books.

New publications:


The first edition of Jeff Bradshaw and David Larsen's book, In God's Image and Likeness 2: Enoch, Noah, and the Tower of Babel, is now available! The beautiful hardcover book wraps up the final chapters and stories of the Book of Moses and continues through the end of Genesis 11. Read more about the book here, or head straight over to the excerpts page to see a chapter on the Tower of Babel and more. You can order the book here at FairMormon (currently discounted 15%) or here on Amazon.

Also, a new two-volume softcover printing of IGIL 1 is now available on Amazon, with a slightly different title: In God's Image and Likeness 1: Creation, Fall, and the Story of Adam and Eve. This edition can be purchased here. The content has been updated in several places and the formatting has been refined, while keeping the page numbers consistent with the hardcover edition. Unlike the previous four-volume softcover edition, the page numbering is continuous from vol. 1 to vol. 2. It is also full size (8.5" x 11") rather than reduced size (8" x 10"). The retail price for the two-volume set is $59.95.

While the softcover editions are black and white only due to publishing constraints, the IGIL 1 PDF has been updated to the latest content, along with a full color interior. Those that purchased the previous edition are eligible for this updated PDF; just download using the link you received at the time of the original purchase, or contact Jeff directly if you can't find it or have any troubles downloading.

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