Topical Guide: E
Eber (Son of Shem)
Jasher 28:18
Jacob studies at home of Shem and Eber.
Jasher 29:11
Takes in Jacob, who is hiding from Esau.
Jasher 30:15-16
Eber dies.
Pres. Gordon B. Hinkley, "Rise Up, O Men of God", General Conference, Oct. 2006, Priesthood Session
"In revelation, the Lord has mandated that his people get all the education they can."
Discusses the importance of literacy and the Gospel Lieracy class.
The experience of one woman, who, upon discovering her husband to be gravely ill, sought to continue her education in order to be prepared for the likelihood of his death.
Elders Quorum
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 75
Elders have no authority to regulate Zion.

"Every Elder that can, after providing for his family (if he has any) and paying his debts, must go forth and clear his skirts from the blood of this generation. While they are in that region, instead of trying members for transgressions, or offenses, let every one labor to prepare himself for the vineyard, sparing a little time to comfort the mourners; to bind up the broken-hearted; to reclaim the backslider; to bring back the wanderer; to re-invite into the kingdom such as have been cut off, by encouraging them to lay to while the day lasts, and to work righteousness, and, with one heart and one mind , prepare to help redeem Zion, that goodly land of promise, where the willing and obedient will be blessed"

All of this is said to be true of Zion in her unorganized condition. (Uncertain as to what scope that entails for these injunctions.)
Come to restore keys in fulfilment of prophecy.
"Turning the hearts of the children" prophecy.
"Turning the hearts of the children" prophecy.
"Turning the hearts of the children" prophecy.
"Turning the hearts of the children" prophecy.
Washings and anointings are associated.
Defines what an endowment is.
Required for full exaltation.
Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A. Widtsoe (1941), 416
Cited in Boyd K. Packer, “Come to the Temple,” Ensign, Oct 2007, 18–22
"Let me give you a definition in brief. Your endowment is, to receive all those ordinances in the house of the Lord, which are necessary for you, after you have departed this life, to enable you to walk back to the presence of the Father, passing the angels who stand as sentinels, being enabled to give them the key words, the signs and tokens, pertaining to the holy Priesthood, and gain your eternal exaltation in spite of earth and hell."
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 90-91
(To the 12 Apostles and his counselors.)
The Apostles were not yet able to comprehend the endowment.

Fault-finding precludes their obtaining the endowment.

Endowment necessary to enable them to overcome all things and will facilitate healings and the damnation of those that reject their testimonies.

The endowment adds responsibility to warn all and bear testimony.

(I expect the added responsibility has something to do with the greater ability and preparation they would have.)
Oaths made to Enoch regarding the power of his order of the priesthood.
Enoch 37:1-2
Genealogy of Enoch given.
Hugh Nibley, "Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present", "The Meaning of the Temple", pp. 1-6
Discusses the concept of an anti-entropy and cites scientists who suggest it must exist.
The Declaration of Independence
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ..."
"... the one being is as precious in [God's] sight as the other."
Spirits differ in intelligence.
The parable of the wheat and the tares.
The Lamanites, at the time of Jacob's speaking, were more righteous than the Nephites.
From the allegory of the olive tree:
"and they became like unto one body; and the fruits were equal"
Discusses how we all serve equally important roles in the church.
It seems to me that a myopic view of the equality of souls is too often adopted and may be as bad a doctrine as that which prescribes a deprecating prejudice, condemning people for their current perceived faults.

True, it is, that each soul is precious and equally so.

True, it is, that it is dificult to judge another's potential by his current faults. We may fail to see clearly, or the one judged may repent.

Further, it must also be kept in mind that judging how great we are is important. (That is, it is important to know how we stand before God.) However, it is much less often that we need to know how great others are, and I am unaware of a compellingneed to be able to compare one's self with others in this respect. Nonetheless, to deny that one soul may be better than another to some extent denies that there is a better state which a soul might strive for.

Christ is better than me and I am better than Satan or Cain. I expect it not heretical to state that I, and each of us, are better than one third of the host that was in heaven premortally. This ought not to be a cause for pride, but rather should be a cause for us to look forward and strive to be better than we are now.

Cain's soul was just as precious as yours or mine, but it was wicked and he corrupted himself rather than bettering himself.

This is perhaps similar to the idea of being equal in opportunity, but not in circumstance.
Esau (Son of Isaac)
Jasher 27
Kills Nimrod and sells his birthright.
Enoch 69:6
Eve was led astray by Gadreel.
"Abstain from all appearance of evil."
Few find exaltation.
Talks about prophets as examples and models to follow.
The experience of a young man drafted into the army just after his mission. He discovers a challenge in confronting his fear of praying in the barracks and is antagonized by others, but soon discovers that his example has touched his greatest antagonist, who joins in his prayers. Since his former antagonist is not at all shy, he helps the young return missionary to overcome his shyness and their combined example touches many others.
Exceptions to General Rules
An example of an exception to a general rule explained by the Savior.
Boyd K. Packer, "What Every Elder Should Know - and Every Sister As Well: A Primer on Principles of Priesthood Government", Ensign, Feb. 1993, p. 7, subheading "Exceptions"
Generally, exceptions to rules of priesthood government must be approved by first presidency.
Dallin H. Oaks, "Datinjg versus Hanging Out", Ensign, June 2006, p. 10
(near the end of the talk/article)
Exceptions exist to personal commandments and must be judged by the individual with the Lord.
"if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican."
Tad R. Callister, "The Inevitable Apostasy", pp. 252-254
How the practice of excommunication came to be used as a political weapon during the apostasy.
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 32
Written by Joseph Smith in 1833 regarding the hardships faced by the Saints in Missouri: "I cannot account for [the afflictions of the righteous who must be afflicted along with the wicked], only on this wise, that the saying of the Savior has not been strictly observed: 'If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee; or if thy right arm offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee.'"
An account of the importance of physical exercise and some principles learned from it.
The Exodus
Grimm's Fairy Tales, "The Maiden without Hands"
Contains a brief allusion to the Exodus wherein the maiden, with the help of an angel, crosses a river on dry ground.
Grimm's Fairy Tales, "The Six Servants"
One of the servants of the hero sucks up part of the Red Sea to expose the floor so that the hero can obtain a ring. This servant later spits out what he had sucked up to drown the soldiers of the antagonist who were chasing the hero's party.
Enoch 89:16-38
Enoch sees the Exodus in a dream represented symbolicly.