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Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham

TitleFour Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsGee, John
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
KeywordsBook of Abraham; Elkenah; Korash; Libnah; Mahmackrah; Pearl of Great Price

Although unknown as deities in Joseph Smith’s day, the names of four associated idolatrous gods (Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, and Korash) mentioned in the Book of Abraham are attested anciently. Two of them are known to have connections with the practices attributed to them in the Book of Abraham. The odds of Joseph Smith guessing the names correctly is astronomical.