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Explanation of Facsimile of Papyrus Drawing, Early 1842

answering to the measuring of the time of Oliblish, which is equal with Kolob in its revolution & in its measuring of time.
No 5.is called by the Egyptians Enish-go-on-dosh; that is, one of the governing planets also, & is said by the Egyptians to be the Sun, & to borrow its light from Kolob through the medium of Kae-E-vanrash, which is the grand Key, or in other words, the Governing power, which governs 15 other fixed planets or stars, as also Floeeese or the moon, the earth and the sun in their annual revolutions, this planet receives its power though the medium of Kli-flos--is-es, or Hah-ko-kaubeam, the stars represented by numbers 22, & 23, receiving light fom the revolutions of Kolob.
No 6.Represents this earth in its four quarters.
No 7.Represents God sitting upon his throne, revealing, throuph the heavens, the grand Key words of the Priesthood; as, also, the signs of the Holy Ghost unto Abraham, in the form of a dove.
No 8.contains writing that cannot now be revealed unto the world; but is to be had in the Holy Temple of God.
No 9.ought not to be reveald at the present time.
No 10.Also.—
No 11also.— If the world can find out these numbers, So mote it be,— Amen.
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answering to the measuring of the time of Oliblish,  which is equal with Kolob in its revolution & in its  measuring of time time.
No 5.is called by the Egyptians Enish-go-on-dosh;  that is, one of the governing planets also, &  is said by the Egyptians to be the Sun, & to  borrow its light from Kolob through the  medium of Kevaevanrash Kae-E-vanrash,  which is the grand Key, or in other words,  the Governing power, which governs 15 other  fixed planets or stars, as also Floeese <Floeeese> or the  moon, the earth and the sun in their  annual revolutions, this planet receives  its power <power> though the medium of Kli-flos- -is-es, or Hah-ko-kaubeam, the stars represented  by numbers 22, & 23, receiving light fom the  revolutions of Kolob.
No 6.Represents this earth in its four quarters.
No 7.Represents God sitting upon his throne,  revealing, throuph the heavens, the grand  Key words of the Priesthood; as, also, the signs  of the Holy Ghost unto Abraham, in the form  of a dove.
No 8.contains writing that cannot now be revealed  unto the world; but is to be had in the Holy  Temple of God.
No 9.ought not to be reveald at the present time.
No 10.Also.—
No 11also.— If the world can find out these n[u]mbers,  So mote it be,— Amen.
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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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