Kolob

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  • Hyphenation: Ko‧lob

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Kolob

  1. (Mormonism) In Mormon theology, a celestial body considered to be nearest to the throne of God.
    • 1868, Catherine Van Valkenburg Waite, The Mormon Prophet and His Harem, or, An Authentic History of Brigham Young, His Numerous Wives and Children, Chicago: J. S. Goodman, page 170:
      He resides in the center of the universe, near the planet Kolob. This planet revolves on its axis once in a thousand of our years, and one revolution of Kolob is a day to the Almighty.
    • 1985, William W. Phelps, “If You Could Hie to Kolob”, in Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[1], The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ISBN 9781085434010, OL 25422086M, Hymn #284:
      If you could hie to Kolob in the twinkling of an eye,
      And then continue onward with that same speed to fly,
      Do you think that you could ever, through all eternity,
      Find out the generation where Gods began to be?
    • 2005 December 1, David J. Ridges, Your Study of the Old Testament Made Easier: Part 1, Cedar Fort, page 140:
      Once in a while, members get Kolob confused with the actual planet on which Heavenly Father resides. They are not the same. As you saw in verse 2, above, Kolob is the planet nearest to the planet on which the Father lives.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.