Book of Abraham Manuscript, circa July–circa November 1835–A [Abraham 1:4–2:6]

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  • Historical Introduction
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Therefore a knowledge of the begining of creation and also of the planets, and of the stars, as it was made known unto the fathers, have I kept even unto this day.
H And I shall endeaver to write some of these things, upon this reccord, for the benefit of my posterity, that shall come after me
H Now the Lord God caused the famine to wax soar in the land of Ur insomuch that Haran my brother died: but Terah my father yet lived in the land of Ur of the chaldees. And it came to pass; that I Abram took Sarai to wife, and Nahor my brother took Milcah to wife
H Who was the daughter of Haron
H Now the Lord had said unto me Abram get the out of thy country, and from thy kindred and from thy fathers house, unto a land that I will shew thee: Therefore I left the land of Ur of the chaldees to go into the land of canaan; and I took Lot my brothers son, and his wife, and Sarai my wife; and also my father followed after me unto the land which we denominated Haran. And the famine abated, and my father tarried in Haran and dwelt there, as there were many flocks in Haran; And my father turned again unto his idolitry: Therefore he continued in Haran
Now the Lord had said unto Abram <me> get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred and from thy fathers house unto a land that I will shew thee. Therefore I left the land of Ur of the chaldees to go into the land of canaan, and I took Lot my bro son and his wife and sarah my wife and also my father follod me unto the land which we denominated Haran and the famine abated, and my father tarried in Haran and dwelt there as thy there were <many> flock in Haran, and my father turned again unto his idolitry Therefore he continued in Haran but I Abram and and Lot my brothers son prayed unto the Lord, and the Lord appeared
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Therefore a knowledge of the begining of creation and also of the planets, and of the stars, as it was made known unto the fathers, have I kept even unto this day.
H And I shall endeaver to write some of these things, upon this reccord, for the benefit of my posterity, that shall come after me
H Now the Lord God caused the famine to wax soar in the land of Ur insomuch that Haran my brother died: but Terah my father yet lived in the land of Ur of the chaldees. And it came to pass; that I Abram took Sarai to wife, and Nahor my brother took Milcah to wife
H Who was the daughter of Haron
H Now the Lord had said unto me Abram get the out of thy country, and from thy kindred and from thy fathers house, unto a land that I will shew thee: Therefore I left the land of Ur of the chaldees to go into the land of canaan; and I took Lot my brothers son, and his wife, and Sarai my wife; and also my father followed after me unto the land which we denominated Haran. And the famine abated, and my father tarried in Haran and dwelt there, as there were many flocks in Haran; And my father turned again unto his idolitry: Therefore he continued in Haran
Now the Lord had said unto Abram me get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred and from thy fathers house unto a land that I will shew thee. Therefore I left the land of Ur of the chaldees to go into the land of canaan, and I took Lot my bro son and his wife and sarah my wife and also my father follod me unto the land which we denominated Haran and the famine abated, and my father tarried in Haran and dwelt there as there were many flock in Haran, and my father turned again unto his idolitry Therefore he continued in Haran but I Abram and and Lot my brothers son prayed unto the Lord, and the Lord appeared
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