Book of Abraham Manuscript, circa July–circa November 1835–C [Abraham 1:1–2:18]

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from myself to the beginning of the creation, for the records have come into my hands which I hold unto this present time.
[15] Now after the priest of Elkkener was smitten 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 the 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 patriarch’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 unto the fathers, have I Kept even unto this day.
[16] And I shall endeavour to write some of these things upon this record, for the benefit of my posterity, that shall come after me.
[17] Now the Lord God caused the famine to wax sore in the land of Ur, insomuch that Haran my brother died, but Terah my father yet lived, in the land of Ur of the Chaldees, and
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from myself to the beginning of the creation, for the records have come into my hands which I hold unto this present time.
[15] Now after the priest of Elkkener was smitten 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 patriarch’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 unto the fathers, have I Kept even unto this day.
[16] And I shall endeavour to write some of these things upon this record, for the benefit of my posterity, that shall come after me.
[17] Now the Lord God caused the famine to wax sore in the land of Ur, insomuch that Haran my brother died, but Terah my father yet lived, in the land of Ur of the Chaldees, and
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