Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



BYU Studies, Donald Parry, Psalm 24:6, ancient Hebrew, post-Mosaic temple era


Readers interested in ancient research and Mormon studies will welcome several articles in the latest issue of BYU Studies. A short study by Donald Parry discusses a new insight into Psalm 24:6, widely recognized as a temple psalm. Parry suggests that the Hebrew dor ("generation") might be read as dur ("circle"), possibly alluding to a prayer circle of those who seek the Lord. Psalm 24 may reflect ancient pre-Mosaic temple practices, or it may prophetically look forward to the post-Mosaic temple era, when higher ordinances are known to mankind.