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William W. Phelps and Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Summer–Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

William W. Phelps and Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Summer–Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

HNow I Abram, built an altar unto  the Lord, in the land of Jurshon  and made an offiring unto the Lord  and prayed that the famine, mig ht be turned away from my fathers  house, that they might not perish;  and then we passed from jurshon thr ough the land unto the place of Sich em, it was situated in the plains of  Moreh, and we had already, come  into the land <borders> of the <land of the> Canaanites, and  I offered sacrifice there, in the plains  of Moreh, and called on the Lord devo utly because we <[we]> had already come into  the land of this Idolitrous nation.
[p. 10]
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Book of Abraham Manuscript, Kirtland, OH, ca. summer–fall 1835; handwriting of William W. Phelps and Warren Parrish; ten 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), 60–61; 112–147.

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