Some of our ICAA members with interests in sacred architecture, temples, or precedents of the Ancient Near East may want to attend the following conference this weekend on  Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The third “Temple on Mount Zion” Conference in memory of Matthew B. Brown is upcoming.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Room 251 of the Tanner Building (TNRB)
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Conference begins at 9:15 am

It is open to the public. Here is the schedule:

Stephen Ricks: Session chair

9:15 – Opening prayer

9:30 – Jeffrey M. Bradshaw: “By the Blood Ye Are Sanctified”: The Symbolic, Salvific, Interrelated, Additive, Retrospective, and Anticipatory Nature of the Ordinances of Spiritual Rebirth in John 3 and Moses 6

10:15 – David Calabro: The Choreography of Genesis: A Ritual Reading of the Book of Abraham

10:45 – 15-minute break

11:00 – Alex Douglas: Gentiles in the Temple: Worship and Conversion in the Septuagint of Isaiah

11:30 – Matthew Grey: Jerusalem Temple Imagery in Late Ancient Synagogue Ritual, Art, and Architecture

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch break

David Calabro: Session chair

1:30 – Stephen Ricks: Prayer with Uplifted Hands

2:00 – Camille Fronk Olson: Women in Ancient Israelite Temple Worship

2:30 – Matthew Bowen: “Where I Will Meet You”: The Convergence of Sacred Time and Sacred Space as the Etiological Function of the Tent of Meeting

3:00 – 15-minute break

3:15 – David Larsen: Group Ascension to Heaven in Early Judaism and Christianity

3:45 – Daniel Smith: The Ancient Israelite Tabernacle, Its Accoutrements, and the Priestly Vestments

4:45 – Stephen Ricks: Closing remarks

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