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Egyptian Alphabet, JS and Oliver Cowdery Scribe, circa July–circa December 1835

Egyptian Alphabet, JS and Oliver Cowdery Scribe, circa July–circa December 1835

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H In the first degree Ah-broam— signifies The father of the faithful, the first right, the elders second  degree— same sound— A follower of sig rightiousness— Third degree— same sound— One who possesses great  Knowledge— Fourth degree— same sound— A follower of righteousness, a possessor of greater of knowledge.  Fifth degree— Ah-bra-oam. The father of many nations, a prince of peace, one who keeps the command ments of God, a patriarch, a rightful heir, a high priest.  
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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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