Comparing the source papyrus to the published facsimile
The source papyrus is missing or vaulted in the LDS church archives.
Verifying Joseph's Translation
|Above scene||Stars represent the souls of the dead|
|1||Abraham sitting upon Pharaoh’s throne, by the politeness of the king, with a crown upon his head, representing the Priesthood, as emblematical of the grand Presidency in Heaven; with the scepter of justice and judgment in his hand.
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)
|The Egyptian god Osiris
The writing above Osiris:
|2||King Pharaoh, whose name is given in the characters above his head.||
The Egyptian goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris
The writing above Isis:
|3||Signifies Abraham in Egypt as given also in Figure 10 of Facsimile No. 1.||A libation stand|
|4||Prince of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, as written above the hand.||
The Egyptian goddess Maat
The writing above Maat:
|5||Shulem, one of the king’s principal waiters, as represented by the characters above his hand.||
The deceased, Osiris Hor
The writing above Osiris Hor:
Olimlah, a slave belonging to the prince
Note: Olimlah is an unknown Egyptian word.
The Egyptian God Anubis|
Note: The rendering is poor as the head should be that of a jackal—notice the pointed ear on top of the head.
The writing above Anubis:
|Bottom scene||The writing at the bottom:
"O gods of the necropolis gods of the caverns gods of the south north west and east grant salvation to the Osiris Hor the justified born by Taikhibit"
|Comment||Additional comment on scene: Abraham is reasoning upon the principles of Astronomy, in the king’s court.|
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