Thursday, August 9, 2012

Book of Abraham; Facsimile #2 Examined


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See also:

Facsimile #1 Examination Facsimile #3 Examined
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Thumbnail of Facsimile #3


References:

Joseph Smith's Interpretation available at: http://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/fac-2
Modern Eqyptological Interpretation at:  http://www.bookofabraham.com/boamathie/BOA_7.html
FAIR LDS explanation at http://en.fairmormon.org/Book_of_Abraham/Joseph_Smith_Papyri

Joseph Smith's Interpretation
Figure
Modern Egyptological Interpretation
Kolob, The residence of God
1
The god Khnumu.
Stands next to Kolob
2
"Amun-Re", god with two faces representing rising & setting sun.
God sitting on his throne, clothed with power and authority
3
"Horus-Re" riding in his boat
Raukeeyang; also the number 1,000; The measuring of time of Oliblish
4
Represents Sokar, not a number
Enish-go-on-dosh; a governing planet
5
Cow of Hathor, behind which stands a uzat-headed goddes holding a sacred tree.
Represents this earth in it's four quarters
6
The four (4) sons of Horus, they can represent the four cardinal points of earth
God sitting on his throne, revealing through the heavens the grand Key-words of the Priesthood
7
The god "Min", an ithyphallic god; that is, a sexually aroused male deity.
Contains writings that can only be revealed in the temple.
8
"grant that the soul of Osiris Shechonk may live."
Ought not to be revealed at the present time.
9
"the netherworld (below the earth) and his great waters"
10
"O might god, lord of heaven and earth"
11
"O god of the sleeping ones from the time of creation"
(Read in order 11, 10, 9, 8)
Will be given in the own due time of the Lord
12
"near" and "wrap"
13
"which made by"
14
"breathings"
15
"this book"
16
"and may this soul and its possessor never be desecrated in the netherworld"
17
"May this tomb never be desecrated"
18
"I am Djabty in the house of Benben in Heliopolis, so exalted and glorious.  [I am] copulating bull without equal.  [I am] that mighty god in the house of Benben of Heliopolis… that might god…"
19
"You shall be as that god, the Busirian"
20
21
No Annotation Given
22
Writing: "The name of this mighty god"
23
Figures 22,23; Baboons are adoring souls of that realm

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