Category Archives: Abraham

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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The Missing Papyrus Theory

The missing papyrus theory of The Book of Abraham It is likely futile to assess Joseph’s ability to translate papyri when we now have only a fraction of the papyri he had in his possession. Eyewitnesses spoke of “a long … Continue reading

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The Jewish Redaction Theory

The Jewish Redaction Theory From the Gospel Topics Essay we read the following: Of course, the fragments do not have to be as old as Abraham for the book of Abraham and its illustrations to be authentic. Ancient records are … Continue reading

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Inspired Pseudepigraphon

Could the Book of Abraham be Inspired Pseudepigraphon? For over five years before his work on the Book of Abraham, the Prophet had been giving revelations from his own mouth that believers accepted as the word of God. He did … Continue reading

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Why is the Book of Abraham text not on the papyri?

We do not claim to know why the text of the Book of Abraham (or the missing Book of Joseph) is not in evidence on the fragments of papyrus that were recovered. Critics, of course, simply assume this to be … Continue reading

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The Catalyst Theory of The Book of Abraham

The Catalyst Theory of The Book of Abraham I do not believe that the text that we now have was what Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Abraham. We have examples of him receiving revelation for texts that … Continue reading

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Ancient texts that correlate with the Book of Abraham

Question: Do other ancient documents confirm the details in the text of the Book of Abraham? This is an amended copy of an article posted by Jeff Lindsay on: http://www.jefflindsay.com/LDSFAQ/boa.shtml accessed on 2.22.17 – I have added my own conclusion … Continue reading

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