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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]

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of Chaldea for the offering unto these strang gods both men women and children and it came to pass, that the priest, made an offering unto the god of Pharaoh and also unto the god of Shagreel, even after the manner of the Egyptians.
(Now the god of Shagreel was the sun) even a thank offering of a child did the preist of Pharaoh offer upon the altar which stood by the hill called Potiphers hill, at the head of the plain of Olishem
Hnow this priest had offered upon this altar three virgins at one time who were the daughters of Onitah, one of the royal descent directly from the loins of Ham, these Virgins were offered up because of their virtue they would not bow down to worship gods of wood or of stone, therefore they were Killed upon this altar
Hand it was done after the manner of the Egyptians and it came to pass that the priests, laid violence upon me, that they might slay me also, as they did those Virgins, upon this altar, and that you might have a knowledge of this altar, I will refer you to the representation, at the commencement of this record.
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of Chaldea for the offering unto these  strang gods both men women and  children and it came to pass, that the  priest, mad[e] an offering unto the god  of Pharaoh and also unto the god of  <Shagreel>, even after the manner of  the Egyptians.
(Now the god of Shagreel was the  son sun) even a thank offering of a  child did the preist of Pharaoh offer  upon the altar which stood by the  hill called Potiphers hill, at the head  of the plain of Olishem
Hnow this priest had offered upon this  altar three virgins at one time who  were the daughters of Onitah, one  of the regular royal descent directly  from the loins of Ham, these Virgins  were offered up because of their virtue  they would not bow down to worsh ip gods of wood or of stone, therefore  they <were> Killed upon this altar
Hand it was done after the manner of the  Egyptians and it came to pass that the  priests, laid violence upon me, that  they might slay me also, as they  did those Virgins, upon this altar,  and that you might have a know ledge of this altar, I will refer you to the  representation, that is lying before you  at the commencement of this record.
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Book of Abraham Manuscript, Kirtland

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, OH, fall 1835; handwriting of Warren Parrish

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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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