The Book of Abraham


Image: Museum Walls Proclaim Fraud of Mormon Prophet, New York Times, December 29, 1912 [footnote] New York Times Article – Link [/footnote]

From the introduction to the Book of Abraham as published in the Pearl of Great Price:  [footnote] The Book of Abraham –  [/footnote]

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

From the 2014 Gospel Topic essay published on [footnote] Translation and the Historicity of the Book of Abraham –  [/footnote]

“None of the characters on the papyrus fragments mentioned Abraham’s name or any of the events recorded in the book of Abraham. Mormon and non-Mormon Egyptologists agree that the characters on the fragments do not match the translation given in the book of Abraham.”

Crash Course:

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham – LDS Gospel Topic Essay

Response to the Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham  – Robert K. Ritner

The Joseph Smith Papyri (Video) – An explanation and overview of the Joseph Smith Papyri and their connection with Mormon scripture.