Book of Abraham Manuscripts Event

By November 14, 2018

Facsimile, Fragment of Book of Breathing for Horos-A, between 238 and ca. 153 BC; Egyptian Papyri, LDS Church History Librayr

Lecture: “A Window into Joseph Smith’s Translation: An Exploration of the Book of Mormon Manuscripts” presented by Robin Scott Jensen

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Assembly Hall (50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150)

The Joseph Smith Papers is pleased to invite you to a special presentation in conjunction with the publication of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts. Robin Jensen, co-editor of the volume and project archivist for the Joseph Smith Papers, will present a lecture on 15 November 2018.

Revelations and Translations, Volume 4 tracks the development of the Book of Abraham from the time Joseph Smith and others purchased Egyptian papyri in 1835 through the publication of the Book of Abraham and its accompanying illustrations in the church newspaper Times and Seasons in 1842. Introductions in the volume situate Joseph Smith’s translation process in the broader context of the nineteenth-century fascination with Egyptian history and culture, of his own effort to reveal truths from the ancient past, and of his other translation efforts.

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