Category Archives: Abraham

The Book of Abraham

  The Book of Abraham What do we mean by “translation”? The Gospel Topics Essay on Abraham Why is the Book of Abraham not on the Joseph Smith Papryi? Kerry Muhlestein on the Book of Abraham – video Teaching the … Continue reading

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Why is Abraham is cutting up all these animals in Genesis 15?

Cutting Covenants This article is posted here on the BYU Religious Education website. Jared T. Parker is a product specialist coordinator in the medical division of W. L. Gore & Associates in Flagstaff, Arizona. Covenants have always been a critical … Continue reading

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Jesus Bridged the Gulf Between Paradise and Prison

And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf (χάσμα – Chasma, gaping opening, or impassable interval) fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that … Continue reading

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The Facsimiles and Semitic Adaptation of Existing Sources

The Facsimiles and Semitic Adaptation of Existing Sources As found in Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant, edited by John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid, p. 107-30. Provo, Ut: Farms, 2005. This article points to known cases where Jewish authors adapted Egyptian … Continue reading

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The Joseph Smith Hypocephalus

A translation of Facsimile #2 I appreciate the work that Michael Dennis Rhodes has put forward in our understanding of Facsimile #2. Below is an article that he published several years ago which has helped me in my quest to … Continue reading

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Assessing the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Introduction to the Historiography of their Acquisitions, Translations, and Interpretations

Assessing the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Introduction to the Historiography of their Acquisitions, Translations, and Interpretations Kerry Muhlestein Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 22 (2016): 17-49. Kerry Muhlestein received his Ph.D. from UCLA in Egyptology. He is a professor in … Continue reading

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She is my sister – One way to look at the Sacrifice of Sarah

Wife/sister motif The book of Genesis contains a trilogy of incidents in which the wife/sister motif was used by either Abraham or Isaac. The first account describes Abraham’s journey into Egypt after a famine enveloped the land of Canaan (see … Continue reading

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