LDS Essay Translation on Book of Abraham

LDS Essay Translation on Book of Abraham

Earlier this year (July 2014), the LDS Church published another essay for its Gospel Topics section of their website.  Its title is ‘Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham’.  The essays have touched on a number of controversial subjects and this time...

Facsimile 1

Facsimile 1

There’s certainly been no lack of controversy about Facsimile 1 in the Book of Abraham. From the time of its first publication in 1842, the authenticity of Joseph Smith’s ability to translate Egyptian has been in question. Egyptologists then and now have denounced his...