William W. Phelps and Warren Parrish Copy of Abraham Manuscript, Summer–Fall 1835 [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

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therefore they were killed upon this altar.
HAnd it was done after the manner of the  Egyptians, and it came to pass, that the prie sts, laid violence upon me, that they  might slay me also, as they did those  Virgins, upon this altar, and that you m ight have a knowledge of this altar, I will  refer you to the representation, at the comme ncement of this record.
HIt 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 fas sion of them, in the figures at the beginn ing, which manner of figures is called by  the Chaldeans Rahleenos.
HAnd as they lifted up their hands, up  on 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 knds-folks, into a strange land,
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therefore they were killed upon this altar.
HAnd it was done after the manner of the Egyptians, and it came to pass, that the priests, laid violence upon me, that they might slay me also, as they did those Virgins, upon this altar, and that you might have a knowledge of this altar, I will refer you to the representation, at the commencement of this record.
HIt 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 Rahleenos.
HAnd as they lifted up their hands, up on 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 knds-folks, into a strange land,
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