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Question #92688 posted on 10/12/2019 8:29 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

There is a bust of the Savior in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It looks like he is making some kind of sign. Do you know what it means? I can email you a pic if you like.

Signed, G Freeman


Dear Gordon,

I visited the Joseph Smith Memorial Building when I was up in Salt Lake and I took these pictures of the statue that I assume you're talking about. 


The statue is entitled "I am" and is created by the church. It's got a likeness of the burning bush on the back which I sneakily took a picture of, kind of. Mostly just the inscription.


I can't find a lot of information on the statue but I would assume that the sign that Christ is making in the statue is similar to the sign of benediction that the pope makes, or the hand sign that Christians and Catholics make while doing the sign of the cross. It represents the dual nature of Christ and is a signal of blessing.

Keep it real,
Turbo Teen