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The Joseph Smith Papyri [Book of Abraham]

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Published on Jun 30, 2013

An explanation and overview of the Joseph Smith Papyri and their connection with Mormon scripture.

Content Outline:

Intro
A Brief History 0:22
Overview of the Collection 3:36
The Tshenmin Scroll 5:20
The Record of Joseph 7:14
The Horus Scroll 7:45
The Book of Abraham 11:12
__Apologetic Explanations 11:47
____1. 'Horus Scroll not the source' 12:21
________The KEP 13:53
______a. Third-scroll hypothesis 15:35
______b. Long-scroll hypothesis 16:27
____2. Missing-section hypothesis 17:10
____3. Inspired revelation ('catalyst') hypothesis 17:45
__The Facsimiles 20:33
__Conclusions 22:27

I am indebted for the content presented in this video to the scholarship of others. In particular, see Christopher Smith's excellent article "'That Which Is Lost:' Assessing the State of Preservation of the Joseph Smith Papyri" in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of the Journal of the John Whitmer Historical Association (vol. 31 no. 1), p. 69.

For additional information about the Joseph Smith Papyri and the Book of Abraham online, with arguments from both faithful LDS and critical perspectives, see http://mormonthink.com/book-of-abraha...

To read the Book of Abraham online, see http://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr...

[composite graphics acknowledgments: mormonhandbook.com; bookofabraham.com; mormondialogue.org]

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