Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:4–2:2]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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H  <q>it was made after the form of a bed stead  such as was had amon[g] the Chaldeans, and  it stood before the gods, of Elkkener Zibnah  Mahmachrah and also a god like unto that  of Pharaoh King of Egypt, that you may  have an understanding of these gods,  I have given you the fassion of them,  in the figures at the beginning, which  manner of figures <is> was called by the Egy ptians Chaldeans, Kahleenos.
HAnd as they lifted up their hands,  upon me, that they might offer me up,  and take away my life, behold I lifted up  my voice, unto the Lord my god, and  the Lord hearkened and heard, and he  filled me with a vision of the Almighty  and the angel of his presence, stood by  my feet, and immediately loosed my  bands.
HAnd his voice was unto me, Abram,  Abram, behold my name is Jehovah,  and I have heard thee, and have come  down to deliver thee, and to take thee away  from thy fathers house, and from all thy  kins folks, into a strange land, which  thou knowest not of, and this because  their harts are turn they have turned  their hearts away from me, to worship  the god of Elkkener, and the god of Zibn ah and of Mahmachrah and of the god  of Pharoaoh King of Egypt; therefore I have  come down to visit them and to destroy him  who hath lifted up his hand against thee  Abram, my son to take away thy life; behold  I will lead thee by my hand, and I  will take thee, to put upon thee my name  even the priesthood of thy Father, and my
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H qit was made after the form of a bed stead such as was had among the Chaldeans, and it stood before the gods, of Elkkener Zibnah Mahmachrah and also a god like unto that of Pharaoh King of Egypt, that you may have an understanding of these gods, I have given you the fassion of them, in the figures at the beginning, which manner of figures is called by the Chaldeans, Kahleenos.
HAnd as they lifted up their hands, upon me, that they might offer me up, and take away my life, behold I lifted up my voice, unto the Lord my god, and the Lord hearkened and heard, and he filled me with a vision of the Almighty and the angel of his presence, stood by my feet, and immediately loosed my bands.
HAnd his voice was unto me, Abram, Abram, behold my name is Jehovah, and I have heard thee, and have come down to deliver thee, and to take thee away from thy fathers house, and from all thy kins folks, into a strange land, which thou knowest not of, and this because they have turned their hearts away from me, to worship the god of Elkkener, and the god of Zibnah and of Mahmachrah and the god of Pharoaoh King of Egypt; therefore I have come down to visit them and to destroy him who hath lifted up his hand against thee Abram, my son to take away thy life; behold I will lead thee by my hand, and I will take thee, to put upon thee my name even the priesthood of thy Father,
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