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

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H sign of the fifth degree of the first <second> part
H <S> I sought for the <mine> appointment whereunto unto the priesthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed
H my fathers having turned from their righteousness and from the holy commandments which the Lord their God had given unto them unto the worshiping of the gods of the heathens.
H utterly refused to hearken to my voice for their hearts were set to do evil and were wholly turned to the God of Elkkener and the god of Zibnah and the god of mahmachrah and the god of Pharoah King of Egypt.
Therefore they turned their hearts to the sacrafice of the heathens in offering up their children unt[o] these dumb Idols, and harkened not unto my voice, but endeavoured to take away my life, by the hand of the priest of Elkken[er]
H the priest of Elkkener was also the priest of Pharaoh now at this time, it was the custom of the priest of Pharao[h] the King of Egypt to offer up, upon the altar which was built in the land
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H sign of the fifth degree of the second part
H S I sought for mine appointment unto the priesthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed
H my fathers having turned from their righteousness and from the holy commandments which the Lord their God had given unto them unto the worshiping of the gods of the heathens.
H utterly refused to hearken to my voice for their hearts were set to do evil and were wholly turned to the God of Elkkener and the god of Zibnah and the god of mahmachrah and the god of Pharoah King of Egypt.
Therefore they turned their hearts to the sacrafice of the heathens in offering up their children unto these dumb Idols, and harkened not unto my voice, but endeavoured to take away my life, by the hand of the priest of Elkkener
H the priest of Elkkener was also the priest of Pharaoh now at this time, it was the custom of the priest of Pharaoh the King of Egypt to offer up, upon the altar which was built in the land
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