“Building a Temple,” Friend, July 2017
Join us each month to see how the Payson Utah Temple was built!
There are twelve oxen around the base of the baptismal font. They represent the twelve tribes of Israel. Only the front half of the oxen is made because the back half would be hidden in the walls of the font. Three oxen face north, three face west, three face south, and three face east. This is the way the oxen were arranged in the baptismal font in Solomon’s Temple in the Old Testament.
Fun Fact: In the Payson Utah Temple, one of the oxen is a “door.” It can slide out when the font needs to be worked on!