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Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham
|Title||Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship|
|Keywords||Book 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.
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