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Willard Richards Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Early 1842–B [Abraham 3:18–26]

Willard Richards Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Early 1842–B [Abraham 3:18–26]

they shall exist after, for they are im  mortal Gnolaum, or Eternal. —<P. 21.> <or> Now  the Lord said unto me, these 2 facts <do exist, that there are 2 spirits> one  being more intelignt than th[e] other, do exist  there shall be another more inteligent than  they: I am the Lord thy God <I am more intelegnt than they all.> The Lord  thy God set sent his angel to deliver thee from  the hands of the Pri[e]st of Elkenah. he who  <I> dwelleth in the midst of them all; I, now,  therefore, have come down unto thee, to declare  unto thee the works, which my hands have made , wherein my wisdom excelleth them all, for  I ruleth in the heavens above, & in the earth  beneath, in <all> wisdom & prudence, over all th  inteligences thine eyes have seen frm the  beginnig; I came down in the beginning in  the midst of all the intelejences thou hast  seen. <P. 22> Now the Lord had shewn unto me, [p. 7]
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Book of Abraham Manuscript, Nauvoo, IL, early 1842; handwriting of Willard Richards; two pages; Book of Abraham Manuscripts, ca. 1837–1841, CHL.
Note: 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), 196–199.

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