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Book of Abraham, Early 1842


Editorial Note
Times and Seasons, 1 Mar. 1842, 3:703–706.

A FAC-SIMILE FROM THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM.
NO. 1.
[image]
Explanation of the above Cut.
Fig. 1,—The Angel of the Lord.
2. Abraham, fastened upon an Altar.
3. The Idolatrous Priest of Elkenah attempting to offer up Abraham as a sacrifice.
4. The Altar for sacrifice, by the Idolatrous Priests, standing before the Gods of Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmachrah, Korash, and Pharaoh.
5. The Idolatrous God of Elkenah.
6. The “ “ “ Libnah.
7. The “ “ “ Mahmachrah.
8. The “ “ “ Korash.
9. The “ “ “ Pharaoh.
10. Abraham in Egypt.
11. Designed to represent the pillars of Heaven, as understood by the Egyptians.
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 Shamau, to be high, or the heavens: answering to the Hebrew word, Shaumahyeem. [p. [703]]

Editorial Note
Times and Seasons, 1 Mar. 1842, 3:703–706.

A FAC-SIMILE FROM THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM.
NO. 1.
[image]
Explanation of the above Cut.
Fig. 1,—The Angel of the Lord.
2. Abraham, fastened upon an Altar.
3. The Idolatrous Priest of Elkenah attempting to offer up Abraham as a  sacrifice.
4. The Altar for sacrifice, by the Idolatrous Priests, standing before the  Gods of Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmachrah, Korash, and Pharaoh.
5. The Idolatrous God of Elkenah.
6. The “ “ “ Libnah.
7. The “ “ “ Mahmachrah.
8. The “ “ “ Korash.
9. The “ “ “ Pharaoh.
10. Abraham in Egypt.
11. Designed to represent the pillars of Heaven, as understood by the  Egyptians.
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 Shamau,  to be high, or the heavens: answering to the Hebrew word, Shaumahyeem. [p. [703]]
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Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, Times and Seasons, 1 Mar. 1842, 3:703–706; 15 Mar. 1842, 3:719–722 and insert; 16 May 1842, 3:783–784.

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