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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that order established by the fathers in the first generations, in the days of the first patriarchal reign, even in the reign of Adam; and also Noah his father, for in his days, who blessed him, with the blessings of the earth, and of <with> the blessings of wisdom, but cursed him as pertaining to the priesthood.
H Now Pharaoh being of that lineage, by which he could not have the right of priesthood, notwithstanding, the Pharaoh’s, would feign claim it, from Noah, through Ham, therefore, my father was led away, by their Idolitry but I shall endeavour hereafter to deliniate the chronology, runing back from myself to the beginning of the creation: for the records, have come into my hands, which I hold unto this present time.
H Now after the priest of Elkkener was smiten that he died there came a fulfillment of those things which were spoken unto me, concerning the land of Chaldea, that there should be a famine in the land, and accordingly a famine prevailed, throughout all the land of Chaldea, and my father was sorely tormented, because of the famine, and he repented of the evil which he had determined against me, to take away my life, but the records of the fathers, even the patraarch’s, concerning the right of priesthood, the Lord my God preserved in mine own hands, therefore a Knowledge of the beginning of creation, and also of the planets and of the Stars, as it was made Known
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that order established by the fathers in the first generations, in the days of the first patriarchal reign, even in the reign of Adam; and also Noah his father, , who blessed him, with the blessings of the earth, and with the blessings of wisdom, but cursed him as pertaining to the priesthood.
H Now Pharaoh being of that lineage, by which he could not have the right of priesthood, notwithstanding, the Pharaoh’s, would feign claim it, from Noah, through Ham, therefore, my father was led away, by their Idolitry but I shall endeavour hereafter to deliniate the chronology, runing back from myself to the beginning of the creation: for the records, have come into my hands, which I hold unto this present time.
H Now after the priest of Elkkener was smiten that he died there came a fulfillment of those things which were spoken unto me, concerning the land of Chaldea, that there should be a famine in the land, and accordingly a famine prevailed, throughout all the land of Chaldea, and my father was sorely tormented, because of the famine, and he repented of the evil which he had determined against me, to take away my life, but the records of the fathers, even the patraarch’s, concerning the right of priesthood, the Lord my God preserved in mine own hands, therefore a Knowledge of the beginning of creation, and also of the planets and of the Stars, as it was made Known
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