Friday, August 10, 2012

Book of Abraham; Facsimile #3 Examined


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See also:

Facsimile #1 Examination Facsimile #2 Examined


References:


Joseph Smith's Interpretation
http://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/fac-3

Modern Eqyptological Interpretation
http://www.bookofabraham.com/boamathie/BOA_6.html

Joseph Smith's Interpretation Figure Modern Egyptological Interpretation
Abraham sitting upon Pharaoh’s throne, by the politeness of the king, with a crown upon his head, representing the Priesthood, as emblematical of the grand Presidency in Heaven; with the scepter of justice and judgment in his hand. 1 This is Osiris
Writing above figure:  "Recitation by Osiris, Foremost of the Westerners"
The "atef" crown also identifies him as Osiris
King Pharaoh, whose name is given in the characters above his head. 2 This figure is female not male.
Writing above figure:  "Isis the great, the god's mother"
Signifies Abraham in Egypt as given also in Figure 10 of Facsimile No. 1. 3 This is a libation table (wine, oils, etc.)
Prince of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, as written above the hand. 4 This figure is female not male.
Writing above figure:  "Maat, mistress of the gods."
Shulem, one of the king’s principal waiters, as represented by the characters above his hand. 5 This is the deceased individual wearing the traditional cone of perfumed grease and lotus flower on his head.
Writing above figure:  "The Osiris Hôr, justified forever"
Olimlah, a slave belonging to the prince. 6 Not a slave, this is Anubis, guide of the dead, who is there to support the deceased.
Writing above figure:  "Recitation by Anubis, who makes protection(?), foremost of the embalming booth,…"


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