Author Name: George Peacock
Books Published with Cedar Fort:
Unlocking the Numbers
Unlocking the Idioms
Author Bio:George M. Peacock grew up in Orangeville, Utah. He has sought answers to scriptural questions throughout his life, beginning with he service as a full-time missionary to Independence, Missouri. His area of labor later included much of the Bible Belt.
After his mission he earned a bachelors’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in religious education, both from Brigham Young University. He began teaching in the Seminaries and Institute system in 1964, retiring in 2000. In addition to teaching seminary and institute classes, he fulfilled assignments in both administration and teacher improvement.
George married Arlene Christensen of Meridian, Idaho, in 1963. They are the parents of five married children who reside near their parents in St. George, Utah.
Unlocking the Idioms is for anyone who asks themselves questions while reading scriptures. Questions like; “What does that mean?” “Why does it say that?” “That seems out of place or not quite right”“why?”
Teaching seminary and institute for nearly forty years provoked many questions in the teacher’s mind as well being asked questions by his students. Some questions go unanswered, however, there are many questions that can and should be pursued with research and scripture study skills.
These books are the culmination of years of trying to settle the questions that result from studying, not just the Bible, but modern revelation. Patterns emerge, definitions reveal, context lends understanding, and scriptural texts become more meaningful. Testimony increases and troublesome verses turn into points of power and edification. The Lord Himself indicated that figurative language was “speaking after the manner of the Lord” (D&C 64:24).
These books are designed as tools for the scripture reader. Some find the figurative language used in the scriptures daunting. This book was written to share skills and insights so that all who read it will find themselves saying, “Oh, that’s why!”