Egypt in the Pearl of Great Price
Abraham 1:23; “The land of Egypt being first discovered by a woman, who was the daughter of Ham, and the daughter of Egyptus, which in the Chaldean signifies Egypt, which signifies that which is forbidden.”
Let’s begin with who “discovered” what.
Genesis 10:6, 8, & 10 tell us that Ham’s descendants were the first monarchy of the southern regions of the earth – this included Egypt and none of the players involved included females.
See Easton’s Bible and Holman’s Bible Dictionaries.
The Egyptians weren’t exactly God fearing people, but that isn’t what the book of Abraham would have you believe. Three verses later (1:26) it tells us Pharaoh was a righteous man as well as someone who judged his people “wisely and justly” and only lived to serve God. If this were true then why did he hold the Israelites captive?
Clearly we’re talking about a different Egypt and a different Abraham, right? If this isn’t the case then once again we have another false prophecy from Joseph Smith.