Date: 26 October 2013 (10am)Consistent with recent scholarship that sees the Garden of Eden as a temple prototype, Ephrem the Syrian, a fourth-century bishop, called the Tree of Knowledge "the veil for the sanctuary." He pictured Eden as a great mountain, with the Tree of Knowledge providing an inner boundary partway up the slopes. The Tree of Knowledge, Ephrem concluded, "acts as a sanctuary curtain [i.e., a veil] hiding the Holy of Holies which is the Tree of Life.
Place: 445 MARB, Brigham Young University (map)
Admission: Free to the public (no registration required)
For more information, visit the 2013 Sperry Symposium site by clicking here. Also, don't forget to register for Symposium on Science and Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth, and Man, which will be held on November 9, 2013, at the Utah Valley Convention Center! Jeff will be speaking there as well. More information on that can be found here.