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Author: Eric D. Richards
Words are powerful. By changing a single word, the entire meaning of a message can be obscured or misdirected. God knew the power of words when He inspired the authors and translators of His divine messages in scripture. By carefully studying why certain words were used in scripture, we will find a deep ocean of interpretation and personal application.
Come Follow Me: Words of the Week is the perfect introduction to a richer understanding of God's words. Prominent Latter-day Saint speaker, author, and educator Eric Richards clearly explains the etymology, exegesis, historical background, and modern revelations of significant words from the scriptures. Broken down into a few words per week, this guide makes studying the scriptures individually or as a family easier and more accessible. Discover the contextual meanings of words and phrases such as "wax gross," "born again," and "profane," but also deep dive into the significance of biblical names like "Bethebara," "Babylon," and "Jerusalem."
With only a few words a week, jumpstart a year of joyous exploration into the scriptures, come to appreciate the power of words in your own life, and feel your testimony strengthen with every new understanding.