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Saturday
Mar262011

Book of Abraham Facsimile 1

Facsimile 1 published in the Book of Abraham is a common Egyptian funerary scene.

Anubis embalming scenes Common Egyptian funerary scenes. Note: the top left image is an artists depiction of Facsimile 1 restored properly


Comparing the source papyrus to the published facsimile
Joseph Smith filled in the areas where the papyrus was damaged (sketchings are seen on the source papyrus at left). Egytpologists agree these restorations are inaccurate (noted below).

Source Papyrus As published in the Book of Abraham
Source papyrus for Facsimile 1 Book of Abraham - Facsimile 1


Verifying Joseph's Interpretation

Figure Joseph Smith Egyptology
1 The Angel of the Lord
Note: this should have a human head, however the papyrus was torn off here, so Joseph penciled in a bird's head

Isis: the sister-wife of Osiris
2 Abraham fastened on an altar Osiris on an embalming table wrapped in clothes for mummification
3 The idolatrous priest of Elkenah attempting to offer up Abraham as a sacrifice
Note: the head of Anibus is a jackal, however the papyrus was torn off here, so Joseph penciled in a human head
Anibus
Anubis, the Egyptian funeral god
4 The altar for sacrifice by the idolatrous priests, standing before the gods of Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, Korash, and Pharaoh Egyptian Lion's Bed
An embalming table (aka lion's couch)
5 The idolatrous god of Elkenah
Note: there is no Egyptian god Elkenah
These are canopic jars that contain the deceased organs, and are representative of the sons of the god Hor. This one is of Qebehseneuf, who receives the intestines.
6 The idolatrous god of Libnah
Note: there is no Egyptian god Libnah
These are canopic jars that contain the deceased organs, and are representative of the sons of the god Hor. This one is of Duamutef, who receives the stomach.
7 The idolatrous god of Mahmackrah
Note: there is no Egyptian god Mahmackrah
These are canopic jars that contain the deceased organs, and are representative of the sons of the god Hor. This one is of Hapy, who receives the lungs.
8 The idolatrous god of Korash
Note: there is no Egyptian god Korash
These are canopic jars that contain the deceased organs, and are representative of the sons of the god Hor. This one is of Imsety, who receives the liver.
9 The idolatrous god of Pharaoh
Note: the word pharaoh is an anachronism, as it was not used as a title until Thutmose III (ca. 1479-1425 BC) long after Abraham's death in (1637 BC or 1801 BC)
Egyptian god Sobek
The Egyptian god Horus or Sobek, who's head is a crocodile
10 Abraham in Egypt Funeral offerings covered with lotus flowers
11 Designed to represent the pillars of heaven, as understood by the Egyptians serekh
Serekh representing a gated facade of a palace, thus signifying that the ceremony took place behind the wall inside the palace.
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 Shaumau, to be high, or the heavens, answering to the Hebrew word, Shaumahyeem
Note: Raukeeyang and Shaumau are not Egyptian words
Water the crocodile swims in


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