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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]

of thy body,) shall all the families of the  earth be blessed, even with the blessings  of the gospel, which are the blessings  of salvation, even of life eternal. [blank line]
HNow after the Lord had withdrew  from speaking to me, and withdrew  his face from me, I said in my hea rt thy servant has sought thee, earn nestly, now I have found thee, thou  didst send thine angel to delivr me,  from the gods of Elkkener, and I will  do well to hearken, unto thy voice, ther efore let thy servant arise up and depart  in peace so I Abram departed, as the  Lord had said unto me, and Lot with  me, and I Abram was sixty and two  years old, when I departed out of Ha ran.
HAnd I took Sarai, whom I took to  wife in Ur of Chaldeea wife when I was  in Ur, in Chaldeea, and Lot my brothers  Son, and all our substance, that we had  gathered, and the souls that we had  won in Haran, and came forth in the  way to the land of Canaan, and dwelt  in tents, as we came on our way, there fore eternity was our covering, and our  rock, and our salvation, as we journ eyed, from Haran, by the way of jersh  Jurshon, to come to the land of can aan.
[p. 9]
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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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