January 1994

“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 1994, 1


January 1994

Volume 24 Number 1

[illustration] Inside back cover: Orson Hyde Dedicates Palestine for the Return of the Jews, by Clark Kelley Price, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, 1991. Courtesy of Truman Madsen. Elder Orson Hyde of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recorded his experience as he dedicated the Holy Land: “On Sunday morning, October 24 [1841], a good while before day, I arose from sleep, and went out of the city as soon as the gates were opened, crossed the brook Kedron, and went upon the Mount of Olives, and there, in solemn silence, … offered up [the dedicatory] prayer to Him who lives forever and ever.” (History of the Church, 4:456.)

[illustration] Visuals in this issue feature engravings by Gustave Doré.

[illustration, photo] On the cover: Front: My Father’s House, by Al Rounds, watercolor, 23″ x 36″, 1993. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Blake Roney. Back: Photo by Scott Van Kampen.

Inside front cover: Mount Sinai (1839), by David Roberts, lithograph, Holyviews, Ltd., Jerusalem. In the shadow of Mount Sinai, the encampment of Israel received the Ten Commandments from God through Moses. “And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.” (Ex. 24:12.)