THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM

    Section 145

    Translated through Joseph Smith primarily in November 1835, and published in the Times and Seasons 1 March 16 – May 1842.

    A translation of some ancient records that have fallen into our hands, from the catacombs of Egypt, purporting to be the writings of Abraham while he was in Egypt, called “The Book of Abraham, written by his own hand upon papyrus.”

    A FACSIMILE FROM THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM

    NO. 1

    Facsimile 1

    EXPLANATION OF THE ABOVE CUT

    Fig. 1. The angel of the Lord.

    2. Abraham, fastened upon an altar.

    3. The idolatrous priest of Elkenah attempting to offer up Abraham as a sacrifice.

    4. The altar for sacrifice, by the idolatrous priests, standing before the gods of Elkenah, Zibnah, Mahmackrah, Koash, and Pharaoh.

    5. The idolatrous god of Elkenah.

    6. The         "            "       "  Zibnah.

    7. The         "            "       "  Mahmackrah.

    8. The         "            "       "  Koash.

    9. The         "            "       "  Pharaoh.

    10. Abraham in Egypt.

    11. Designed to represent the Pillars of Heaven, as understood by the Egyptians.

    12. Raukeeyang, signifying expanse, or the firmament over our heads; but in this case, in relation to this subject, the Egyptians meant it to signify shamau: to be high, or the heavens, answering to the Hebrew word, shaumahyeem.






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