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Mar262011

Book of Abraham Facsimile 2

Facsimile 2 in the Book of Abraham is a common Egyptian hypocephalus

Egyptian hypocephalus Common Egyptian Hypocephalus

Comparing the source hypocephalus to the published facsimile
While we don't have the original hypocephalus, an early rendering of it reveals damage, and Egyptologists agree that Facsimile 2 is a poor and inaccurate restoration.
Source Papyrus As published in the Book of Abraham
Source papyrus for Facsimile 2 Book of Abraham - Facsimile 2


Verifying Joseph's Translation

Figure Joseph Smith Egyptology
1 Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God. First in government, the last pertaining to the measurement of time. The measurement according to celestial time, which celestial time signifies one day to a cubit. One day in Kolob is equal to a thousand years according to the measurement of this earth, which is called by the Egyptians Jah-oh-eh.

Note: Kolob and Jah-oh-eh are not Egyptian words.
The Egyptian god Khnumu
2 Stands next to Kolob, called by the Egyptians Oliblish, which is the next grand governing creation near to the celestial or the place where God resides; holding the key of power also, pertaining to other planets; as revealed from God to Abraham, as he offered sacrifice upon an altar, which he had built unto the Lord.

Note: Oliblish is not an Egyptian word.
The Egyptian god Amen-Re
3 Is made to represent God, sitting upon his throne, clothed with power and authority; with a crown of eternal light upon his head; representing also the grand Key-words of the Holy Priesthood, as revealed to Adam in the Garden of Eden, as also to Seth, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, and all to whom the Priesthood was revealed. The Egyptian god Horus-Re in a boat.
4 Answers to the Hebrew word Raukeeyang, signifying expanse, or the firmament of the heavens; also a numerical figure, in Egyptian signifying one thousand; answering to the measuring of the time of Oliblish, which is equal with Kolob in its revolution and in its measuring of time.

Note: Raukeeyang and Oliblish are not Egyptian words.
The Egyptian god Sokar
5 Is called in Egyptian Enish-go-on-dosh; this is one of the governing planets also, and is said by the Egyptians to be the Sun, and to borrow its light from Kolob through the medium of Kae-e-vanrash, which is the grand Key, or, in other words, the governing power, which governs fifteen other fixed planets or stars, as also Floeese or the Moon, the Earth and the Sun in their annual revolutions. This planet receives its power through the medium of Kli-flos-is-es, or Hah-ko-kau-beam, the stars represented by numbers 22 and 23, receiving light from the revolutions of Kolob.

Note: Enish-go-on-dosh, Floeese, Kli-flos-is-es, Hah-ko-kau-beam, Kae-e-vanrash are not Egyptian words.
The cow of Hathor and behind it a goddess holding a tree
6 Represents this earth in its four quarters The four sons of Horus: Imsety, Hapy, Duamutef, and Qebehsenuef
7 Represents God sitting upon his throne, revealing through the heavens the grand Key-words of the Priesthood; as, also, the sign of the Holy Ghost unto Abraham, in the form of a dove.

Note: the original phallus (erect penis) was removed in past editions of the Pearl of Great Price, and restored in the 1981 Triple Combo (KJV, D&C, PGP).
no phallus phallus
The Egyptian god Min (sitting) and Atum (a snake)
8-22 No interpretations provided




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