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FACSIMILE FROM THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM

NO 3.

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Explanation of the above Cut.

1 - Abraham sitting upon Pharaoh's throne, by the politeness of the king, with a crown upon his head representing the priesthood, as emblematical of the grand presidency in heaven with the scepter of justice and judgment in his hand.

2 - King Pharaoh, whose name is given in the characters above his head.

3 - Signifies Abraham in Egypt, referring to Abraham as given in the 9th No of the Times & Seasons.

4 - Prince of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, as written above the hand.

5 - Shulem, one of the king's principle waiters, as represented by the characters above his hand.

6 - Olimlah, a slave belonging to the prince.

Abraham is reasoning upon the principles of astronomy in the king's Court.







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