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Egyptian Alphabet, circa July–circa December 1835

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Egyptian alphabet first degree Second part
HBaethchu the fifth high preast from Adam
<T> HBeth mans first residence fruiful garden A great valy a place of hapiness 1 times
HBethcha an other place of residence or an <a> more fruitful Garden or larger place of hapiness greater hapiness 5 times
HBethche the third place 5 times Bethcha
HBethchi the fourth place 5 times Bethche
H HHBethcho the fifth place 5 times Bethchi
HBethchu the six place 5 Bethcho
HBethchu ain trieth the whole Earth or the largest <place> the greatest injoyment on Earth Ga[r]den of the Earth.
HEbethchuaintrieth Eternity
HEbethcha the greatest place of hapiness where God resides the Celesstial Kingdom

Oliver Cowdery handwriting begins.  

 
H
Kah-tu-ain-trieth-
HKah-tu ain-
HDah-tu-hah-dees
HHah-dees
HDe-en De-eh
HZip-zi-iota-veh
HLish-zi-ho-e-oop-iota.
HGah-nel.
HHo-hah-oop
HIo-ho-hah-oop
HIo-ho-hah-oop-zip-zi
HJah-ho-e-oop
HJah-ho-hah Jah-Ni-hah
HJah-oh-eh
HFlo-ees
HFlos-isis.
HKli-flos-isis
H
HVeh-kli-flos-isis
HH
HKolob
HH
HH
H
H
H
H
H
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“Egyptian Alphabet,” [Kirtland, OH, ca. July–ca. Dec. 1835]; handwriting of JS and Oliver Cowdery; five pages; Kirtland Egyptian Papers, CHL.
Note: When an Egyptian hieratic character appears on the manuscript, it is represented by a stylized “H” in the transcript. The transcript of “Egyptian Alphabet” presented here is used with permission of Brian M. Hauglid, associate professor of ancient scripture, Brigham Young University. Hauglid is preparing a collection of JS Egyptian materials, including this document, for print publication.

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