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Dead Sea:

A salt-saturated lake in the Jordan Valley south and east of Jerusalem. The Jordan River drains into it.

Diptych (δίπτυχος):

Greek word for two tablets hinged together, usually made of wood, with a wax surface for writing on.


Time periods in which the Lord placed on earth the necessary knowledge, priesthood, and keys of authority to implement His plan of salvation for His children.


A teaching among some early Christians that Christ’s physical body and suffering only appeared to be real.

Doctrine and Covenants:

A canonized collection of latter-day revelations and inspired declarations. The Lord gave these to the Prophet Joseph Smith and others for the establishment and regulation of the kingdom of God on the earth in the latter days. The Doctrine and Covenants is one of the standard works of scripture in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Pearl of Great Price.


A short hymn of praise to God in various Christian services.