The Book of Abraham and It Came to Pass

The Book of Abraham and It Came to Pass

“Roughing It”, Chapter XVI “Whenever he found his speech growing too modern, which was about every sentence or two, he ladeled in a few such scriptural phrases as, “exceeding sore,” “and it came to pass,” etc. and made things satisfactory again. “And it came to pass,”...

Why Did Abraham Use 16th c. Latin in bc 1900?

Why Did Abraham Use 16th c. Latin in bc 1900?

Abraham 1:28; “But I shall endeavor, hereafter, to delineate the chronology running back from myself to the beginning of the creation, for the records have come into my hands, which I hold unto this present time.” [emp. mine] Deuteronomy 11:16;“Take heed to...

Major Chronology Problems in Book of Abraham

Major Chronology Problems in Book of Abraham

Abraham 3:24; “And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him: We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell”. Genesis 1:1; “In the...

Egyptian Plague Remains Unnoticed in LDS Canon

Egyptian Plague Remains Unnoticed in LDS Canon

 Abraham 2:21, 25; “And I, Abraham, journeyed, going on still towards the south; and there was a continuation of a famine in the land; and I, Abraham, concluded to go down into Egypt, to sojourn there, for the famine became very grievous. 25 Now the first government...

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham

Exodus 6:7; “And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.” In July 2014 the LDS Church published an essay on the translation process...

Book of Abraham Fraught with Falsehoods

Book of Abraham Fraught with Falsehoods

Before we begin our look at Joe Smith’s false interpretation of Egyptian hieroglyphs today, I’m compelled to give the reader a heads up! While reading a sermon by LDS Apostle Neal Maxwell, about a half dozen problems from his text quickly ran through my thoughts. Mr....