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Explanation of Facsimile of Papyrus Drawing, Early 1842

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No. 1. Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God. First in government, the last pertaining to the measurement of time. The measurement acording to celestial time; which, celestial time, signifies one day to a cubit. One day, in Kolob, is equal to a thousand years, according to the measuremet of this earth, which is called by the Egyptians Jah-oh-eh.
No. 2.Stands next to Kolob, called by the Egyptians Oliblish, which is the next grand governing creation, near to the celestial or the place where God resides, holding the key of power also, pertaining to other planets; as revealed from God to Abraham, as he offered Sacrifice upon an alter, which he had. built unto the Lord.
No. 3.Is made to represent God, sitting upon his throne, clothed with power & authority; with a crown of Eternal light upon his head; representing, also, the grand Key words of the Holy Priesthood, as revealed to Adam in the Garden of Eden, as also to Seth, Noah, Melchisedek Abraham & all to whom the priesthood was revealed.
N. 4.answers to the hebrew work raukeeyang, signifying expanse, or the firmament of the heavens: also, a numerical figure, in Egyptian, signifying 1000:
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No. 1.  " 2.Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the  celestial, or the residence of God. First in gov ernment, the last pertaining to the measureme[n]t  of time. The measurement acording to celestial  time; which, celestial time, signifies one day to  a cubit. One day, in Kolob, is equal to a  thousand years, according to the measuremet  of this earth, which is called by the Egyptians  Jah-oh-eh.
No. 2.Stands next to Kolob, called by the Egyptians  Oliblish, which is the next grand governing  creation, nearer to the celestial or the place where  God resides, holding the key of power also,  pertaining to other planets; as revealed to <from>  God to <to> Abraham, as he offered incence  Sacrifice upon an alter, which he had.  built unto the Lord.
No. 3.Is made to represent God, sitting upon his throne,  clothed with power & authority; with a crown  of Eternal light upon his head; representing,  also, the grand Key words of the Holy Priesthood,  as revealed to Adam in the Garden of Eden, as  also to Seth, Noah, Melchisedek Abraham & all  to whom the priesthood was revealed.
N. 4.answers to the hebrew work raukeeyang, signifying  expanse, or the firmament of the heavens: also, a  numerical figure, in Egyptian, signifying 1000:
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Note: The transcript of the Explanation presented here is used with permission of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. It was published earlier, with some differences in style, in Brian M. Hauglid, A Textual History of the Book of Abraham: Manuscripts and Editions (Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 2010), 184–193.

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