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Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:4–2:2]

Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:4–2:2]

Hsign of the fifth degree of the second part
H SI sought for mine appointment unto the priesthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed
Hmy fathers having turned from their righteousness and from the holy commandments which the Lord their God had given unto them unto the worshiping of the gods of the heathens.
Hutterly refused to hearken to my voice for their hearts were set to do evil and were wholly turned to the God of Elkkener and the god of Zibnah and the god of mahmachrah and the god of Pharoah King of Egypt.
Therefore they turned their hearts to the sacrafice of the heathens in offering up their children unto these dumb Idols, and harkened not unto my voice, but endeavoured to take away my life, by the hand of the priest of Elkkener
Hthe priest of Elkkener was also the priest of Pharaoh now at this time, it was the custom of the priest of Pharaoh the King of Egypt to offer up, upon the altar which was built in the land
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Hsign of the fifth degree of the first <second> part
H  <S>I sought for the <mine> appointment where unto unto the priesthood according  to the appointment of God unto  the fathers concerning the seed
Hmy fathers having turned from their  righteousness and from the holy  commandments which the Lord  their God had given unto them  unto the worshiping of the gods  of the heathens.
Hutterly refused to hearken to my  voice for their hearts were set to do  evil and were wholly turned to the  God of Elkkener and the god of  Zibnah and the god of mah machrah and the god of Pharo ah King of Egypt.
Therefore they turned their hearts  to the sacrafice of the heathens  in offering up their children unt[o]  these dumb Idols, and harkened  not unto my voice, but endeav oured to take away my life, by  the hand of the priest of Elkken[er]
Hthe priest of Elkkener was also the prie st of Pharaoh now at this time, it  was the custom of the priest of Pharao[h]  the King of Egypt to offer up, upon the  altar which was built in the land
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Book of Abraham Manuscript, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, fall 1835; handwriting of Warren Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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; six pages; Book of Abraham Manuscripts, ca. 1837–1841, CHL.
Note: When an Egyptian hieratic character appears on the manuscript, it is represented by a stylized “H” in the transcript. The transcript of the Book of Abraham manuscript 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), 86–107.

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