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In the Articles of Faith, we are told that the Bible is “the word of God as far as it is translated correctly” (Articles of Faith 1:8). As you’ve read the New Testament, have you ever wondered if a word or phrase was translated correctly? Have you ever wished that you could understand more about the original language of the New Testament? The BYU New Testament Commentary is holding a conference on January 26, 2019 to help readers of the New Testament do just that: understand the meaning of its words.
The conference is entitled “In the Beginning Were the Words: A Closer Look at Key New Testament Terms.” The conference will feature speakers who each expound on a specific word in the New Testament, what that word means in Greek, and how an understanding of that word can enrich our experience with the New Testament.
Nephi saw in vision that many “plain and precious things” (1 Nephi 13:28) would be taken away from the Bible due to corruption. Studying and pondering the meaning and application of New Testament language can help Latter-day Saints perceive the New Testament as it was originally meant to be understood.
This conference is free to the public, with no registration required. It will be held on January 26, 2019 at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni Center at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Those who are unable to attend the conference in person can still enjoy the insights presented by looking for the videos that will be uploaded to YouTube after the conference.
BYU New Testament Commentary Presents:
“In the Beginning Were the Words: A Closer Look at Key New Testament Terms”
January 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni Center
Brigham Young University
Virginia Pearce, guest host
Julie M. Smith, Way — hodos (ὁδός)
Brent Schmidt, Grace — charis (χάρις) and Faith — pistis (πίστις)
John W. Welch, Blessed, Happy — makarios (μακάριος)
Richard D. Draper, Love — agapē (ἀγάπη)
Eric D. Huntsman, Disciple — mathētēs (μαθητής)
Michael D. Rhodes, Mystery — mystērion (μυστήριον)
John Gee, Scribe — grammateus (γραμμματεύς)
Kent Brown, Inheritance: Who Owns All That Land? — klēronomia (κληρονομία)