Bible, Biblical studies, biblical word, Restoration of the Gospel
The pillar of light that fell upon Joseph Smith in the woods near Palmyra, New York, in the spring of 1820 ushered in a new dispensation of the gospel.1 But that light, which shone “above the brightness of the sun” (Joseph Smith–History 1:16), did not just enlighten the world as far as religion is concerned. The light emanating from the pillar in which the Father and Son stood symbolically represents the latter-day, divine illumination of many aspects of life on this earth—past, present, and future.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Pike, Dana M., "Recovering the World of the Bible" (2020). Faculty Publications. 3696.