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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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which thou knowest not of, and from  all 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  Pharaoh King of Egypt; therefore I have  come down to visit them, and to destroy  him who hath lifted up his hand, ag ainst 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  power shall be over thee, as it was with  Noah, so shall it be with thee, that thr ough thy ministry, my name shall be  known in the earth forever, for I am  thy God.
HBehold Potiphers hill was in the land  of Ur, of chaldea, and the Lord broke  down the altar of Elkkener, and of <the> gods  of the land, and utterly destroyed them,  and smote the priest, that he died and  there was great mourning in chaldea, <and>  also in the court of Pharaoh. which Phar aoh signifies King by royal blood.
Now this King of Egypt was a descen dant from the loins of Ham, and was a  partaker of the blood of the canaanites. by  birth; from this descent sprang all the  Egyptians, and thus the blood of the  canaanites was preserved in the land.
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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 Pharaoh 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 power shall be over thee, as it was with Noah, so shall it be with thee, that through thy ministry, my name shall be known in the earth forever, for I am thy God.
HBehold Potiphers hill was in the land of Ur, of chaldea, and the Lord broke down the altar of Elkkener, and of the gods of the land, and utterly destroyed them, and smote the priest, that he died and there was great mourning in chaldea, and also in the court of Pharaoh. which Pharaoh signifies King by royal blood.
Now this King of Egypt was a descendant from the loins of Ham, and was a partaker of the blood of the canaanites. by birth; from this descent sprang all the Egyptians, and thus the blood of the canaanites was preserved in the land.
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