Book of Abraham Manuscript and Explanation to Accompany Facsimile 1, circa February 1842 [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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& to be a father of many nations, a prince of peace; and desiring to receive instructions, and to keep the commndmets of God, I became a rightful heir, a high priest, holding the right blonging to the fathers, I it was confered upon me from the fathers, it came down from the fathers, from the beginnig of Time, yea, even from the beginig, or before the foundations of the Earth, to the presnt time, even the right of the fistt born, on the the first man, who is Adam, or first father throgh the fathers unto me. <​P. 2​> I sought for mine appointment <​unto the Presthood​> according to the the appointment <​unto the Priesthood, acording unto the​> of God unto the fathers concerning the seed. My fathers having turnd from their Righteouness & from the Holy commndmnts which the Lord their God, had given unto them, unto the [p. [2]]
& to be a father of many nations, a prince of peace; and desiring to receive instructions, and to keep the commndmets of God, I became a rightful heir, a high priest, holding the right blonging to the fathers, it was confered upon me from the fathers, it came down from the fathers, from the beginnig of Time, yea, even from the beginig, or before the foundations of the Earth, to the presnt time, even the right of the fistt born, on the the first man, who is Adam, or first father throgh the fathers unto me. P. 2 I sought for mine appointment unto the Presthood according to the appointment of God unto the fathers concerning the seed. My fathers having turnd from their Righteouness & from the Holy commndmnts which the Lord their God, had given unto them, unto the [p. [2]]
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