Below is the info about the upcoming visit from Margaret Barker. I HIGHLY recommend going to hear her paper on the lead books on Oct. 11th. Even if you don't get it all at first, this knowledge can be stored away until you have a place and context to put it in!
Margaret Barker will be in Logan, Utah to participate in the God & Smog Symposium being held at Utah State University on October 10, 2018 and she is going to present a paper on the Jordanian lead books the next day. (See www.religiousstudies.usu.edu for the information on God & Smog).
Her lead books paper will be presented Thursday, October 11, 7:00 PM at the church building at 900 North 1500 East in Logan. Here is the information on the content of her paper if you are interested. “The mysterious and controversial lead books found in Jordan are not all modern fakes as has been widely asserted. Metal tests show that some are ancient, and a group of scholars has begun the translations, see www.leadbookcentre.com
Margaret Barker will introduce her work on one small book, showing how the archaic Hebrew script can be read and the symbols interpreted. The little book tells of the Temple, the Messiah, Eden, Jerusalem, a Lady represented by a Bee and her honeycomb, and her children the prophets. Dr. Barker thinks this lead book represents the teachings of Isaiah and his disciples who fled south east from Jerusalem into the desert to escape the corruption in Jerusalem.” Many Thanks,
Here is link the Truman Madsen article I quoted: (pg. 66-67). "The Temple and the Atonement"
And the poem I quoted:
Spring and Fall
BY GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
to a young child
Márgarét, áre you gríeving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leáves like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! ás the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you wíll weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It ís the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.