The Lost Language of Symbolism

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Alonzo L Gaskill
496 pages

Symbolism is the language of the scriptures, writes author Alonzo Gaskill. As we more fully understand the symbolism in the scriptures and the temple, we re led to deeper, more profound insights and truths, allowing us to more readily liken the scriptures to ourselves. This engaging, thoroughly researched book explores the symbolism of body parts, clothing, colors, numbers, names, and animals in holy writ. It also provides charts comparing the lives of scriptural individuals and showing how they are types and symbols of Christ. Symbolism is a language hidden in the margins and tucked between the lines. With study and effort, we can coax the symbolic meaning into the open and become fluent in reading the eternal truths it reveals.


About the Author

Alonzo L. Gaskill was reared near Independence, Missouri, and joined the Church in the fall of 1984. He holds a master s degree in theology and a PhD in biblical studies. A frequent presenter at BYU Education Week, he works as an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, he was the director of the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to Stanford University. He and his wife, Lori, are the parents of five children.