Category Archives: Abraham

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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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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