THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM
Translated through Joseph Smith primarily in November 1835, and published in the Times and Seasons 1 March – 16 May 1842.
A FACSIMILE FROM THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM
EXPLANATION OF THE ABOVE CUT
Fig. 1. The angel of the Lord.
2. Abraham, fastened upon an altar.
3. The idolatrous priest of Elkkener attempting to offer up Abraham as a sacrifice.
4. The altar for sacrifice, by the idolatrous priests, standing before the gods of Elkkener, Zibnah, Mahmackrah, Koash, and Pharaoh.
5. The idolatrous god of Elkkener.
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.