Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Book of Abraham; Facsimile #1 Examined


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See also:
Facsimile #2 Examined Facsimile #3 Examined


References:

Joseph Smith's Interpretation available at: http://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/fac-1
Modern Eqyptological Interpretation compiled at:  http://www.bookofabraham.com/boamathie/BOA_6.html

Joseph Smith's Interpretation Figure Modern Egyptological Interpretation
The Angel of the Lord. 1 The spirit or "ba" of Hôr
(The deceased fellow)
Abraham fastened upon an altar 2 The deceased:  His name was "Hôr"
The idolatrous priest of Elkenah 3 Anubis
(see original image not facsimile, this figure was originally portrayed with the head of a Jackal)
The altar for sacrifice by the idolatrous priests, standing before the gods of Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, Korash, and Pharaoh. 4 A common funerial bier or "lion couch"
The idolatrous god of Elkenah. 5 Canopic jars containing the deceased's internal organs.
The idolatrous god of Libnah. 6
The idolatrous god of Mahmackrah. 7
The idolatrous god of Korash. 8
The idolatrous god of Pharaoh. 9 This is the god "Horus"
Abraham in Egypt 10 A libation table bearing wines, oils, etc.
Common in Egypt.
Designed to represent the pillars of heaven, as understood by the Egyptians. 11 A palace façade, called a "serekh"
Raukeeyang, signifying expanse, or the firmament over our heads; but in this case, in relation to this subject, the Egyptians meant it to signify Shaumau, to be hig, or the heavens, answering to the Hebrew word, Shaumahyeen. 12 This is just the water that the crocodile swims in.

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