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The early time of the year when the shepherds tend the ewes giving birth to the lambs.


The brother of Mary and Martha. Jesus raised him from the dead.

Lēstēs (λῃστής):

Greek word meaning “robber, pirate, or insurrectionist.”

Light of Christ:

The divine energy, power, or influence that proceeds from God through Christ and gives life and light to all things.

Logos (λόγος):

Greek word often translated as “word.” In the writings of John, Christ is identified as the logos (word) of God.

Logos Hymn:

The prologue to the Gospel of John comprising John 1:1–18, so named because it identifies Jesus Christ as the logos (word) of God.

Lord’s Prayer:

The common name given to the prayer that Christ uttered when He was teaching His disciples to pray.


A name meaning “light bearer.” In general the name Lucifer has been applied to Satan. According to modern revelation, he was a spirit son of God who rebelled in God’s presence and thereby became Satan, the devil (Moses 4:3–4; D&C 76:25–27).


The writer of the Gospel bearing his name and also the author of the book of Acts. He was with Paul on several occasions as the “we” sections of the book of Acts show (see also 2 Timothy 4:11).

Luther, Martin:

(1483–1546) German reformer and translator of the Bible into German whose work led to the Protestant movement.