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|Title||Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Series Editor||Gee, John, and Brian M. Hauglid|
|Series Title||Studies in the Book of Abraham|
|Number of Pages||209|
|Publisher||Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Brigham Young University|
|Keywords||Abraham (Prophet); Astronomy; Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Facsimiles; Egyptology; Joseph Smith Papyri|
This third volume in the series Studies in the Book of Abraham includes nine papers from a FARMS-sponsored conference on the Book of Abraham, one of the canonized works of scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Three papers on related subjects are also included. An assumption underlying the papers in this volume is that the Book of Abraham is both an authentic and ancient text.
In seeking to illuminate the background of the Book of Abraham from historical, geographical, cultural, scientific, and doctrinal perspectives, these studies deal with three broad themes: astronomy in the Book of Abraham, the Joseph Smith Papyri, and the nature of the Abrahamic covenant. As a whole, the research highlighted in this volume affirms that the Book of Abraham is what it claims to be—an ancient text. This becomes clear, for example, when certain nonbiblical themes reflected in the text are found to abound in extrabiblical traditions from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.
- "And I Saw the Stars": The Book of Abraham and Ancient Geocentric Astronomy
- Astronomy and the Creation in the Book of Abraham
- Cedars and Stars: Enduring Symbols of Cosmic Kingship in Abraham's Encounter with Pharaoh
- Abraham's Vision of the Heavens
- The Creation of Humankind, An Allegory?: A Note on Abraham 5:7, 14-16
- "We Beg You, Our King!": Some Reflections on the Jews in Persian and Ptolemaic Egypt
- Facsimile 3 and Book of the Dead 125
- The Facsimiles and Semitic Adaptation of Existing Sources
- The Book of Abraham and Muslim Tradition
- Sarah and Hagar: Ancient Women of the Abrahamic Covenant
- The Redemption of Abraham
- A Wanderer in a Strange Land: Abraham in America, 1800-1850