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Mar262011

Kolob

Mormon authorities and scripture teach that God resides near a planet or star named Kolob.
Pearl of Great Price And I saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; and there were many great ones which were near unto it; And the Lord said unto me: These are the governing ones; and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.
Book of Abraham 3:2-3

Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God.
Book of Abraham, Facsimile 2, Figure 1

Note: planet and star are used interchangeably:
Enish-go-on-dosh a governing planet—the Sun.
Book of Abraham, Facsimile 2, Figure 5
Joseph Smith Kolob… signifies the first great grand governing fixed star which is the farthest that ever has been discovered by the fathers which was discovered by Methusela and also by Abraham.

Joseph Smith - Mormon prophet
Book of Abraham translation working papers
Kirtland Egyptian Papers, Grammar p.34
B. H. Roberts In this passage will be found the germ of that system of the construction and movement of planetary systems that make up the universe, set forth in the teachings of Joseph Smith. Here it may be seen that there are many great stars—the "governing ones," near together, and from among them rises one pre-eminent in greatness—Kolob—which governs all the rest that are of the same order as that to which our solar system belongs."

B. H. Roberts - Mormon apostle and LDS church historian
A New Witness for God, p. 447
Brigham Young Kolob... the planet nearest unto the habitation of the Eternal Father.

Brigham Young - Mormon prophet
Ensign, November 1971
John Taylor Thou longed, thou sighed and thou prayed to thy Father in heaven for the time to arrive when thou couldst come to this earth, which had fled and fallen from where it was first organised, near the planet Kolob.


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