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“Contents,” Ensign, June 2002, 1


June 2002

Volume 32 Number 6

Inside front cover: After the Martyrdom, by Gary Smith. This poetic representation of the Martyrdom captures the heavy sadness felt after the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum in 1844. Somber colors veil the scene. A tomblike Carthage Jail, its height exaggerated, looms over the Saints standing with heads bowed low. “Joseph Smith … lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and … sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum” (D&C 135:3).

Inside back cover: Old Testament Prophets, by Scott McGregor Snow. Anciently, as today, a prophet’s primary responsibility was to bear witness of Christ. This painting shows us what such a scene may have looked like during ancient times. A prophet is called by God and acts as His messenger. He teaches truth and makes known God’s will to mankind. He denounces sin and warns of its consequences (see Bible Dictionary, “Prophet,” 754).