Hauglid, Brian M.
A Textual History of the Book of Abraham : Manuscripts and Editions
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship/Brigham Young University
In July 1835 at Kirtland Ohio, a traveling antiquities dealer brought to Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, four Egyptian mummies and several rolls of papyri. Upon inspection Smith determined that one of the rolls contained a lost record of the patriarch Abraham. After purchasing these artifacts for $2400 Smith generated through translation five chapters that appeared during March 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois in the "Times and Seasons," a Mormon periodical, under the title The Book of Abraham . This book has since become a canonized text of scripture for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"A Textual History of the Book of Abraham" serves as a source book for interested researchers and scholars. It includes a brief introduction to the Book of Abraham and a detailed record of textual variants from the time it first appeared in the "Times and Seasons" until its latest edition (1981). This volume also produces for the first time typographic transcriptions with facing grayscale images of the surviving handwritten manuscripts of the Book of Abraham. Several appendices offer additional helpful resources such as contemporary accounts related to the translation of the Book of Abraham and a full set of color high-res images of the surviving Abraham manuscripts. This book will be a valuable reference tool for scholars interested in researching the textual history of the Book of Abraham.
"How Thankful We Should Be to Know the Truth" : Zebedee Coltrin's Witness of the Heavenly Origins of Temple Ordinances
"That which is Lost" : Assessing the State of Preservation of the Joseph Smith Papyri
An Introduction to the Book of Abraham
Assessing the Joseph Smith Papyri : An Introduction to the Historiography of their Acquisitions, Translations, and Interpretations
Council, Chaos, and Creation in the Book of Abraham
Curses and Marks : Racial Dispensations and Dispensations of Race in Joseph Smith's Bible Revision and the Book of Abraham
Early Mormon Adoption Theology and the Mechanics of Salvation
Egyptian Papyri and the Book of Abraham : Some Questions and Answers
Freemasonry and the Origins of Modern Temple Ordinances
In Heaven as It Is on Earth : Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death
Now That We Have the Words of Joseph Smith, How Shall We Begin to Understand Them? Illustrations of Selected Challenges within the 21 May 1843 Discourse on 2 Peter 1
Papyri and Presumptions : A Careful Examination of the Eyewitness Accounts Associated with the Joseph Smith Papyri
Pearl of Great Price Reference Companion
Returning to the Sources : Integrating Textual Criticism in the Study of Early Mormon Texts and History
Scriptures with Pictures : Methodology, Unexamined Assumptions, and the Study of the Book of Abraham
Temples Rising : A Heritage of Sacrifice
The Language of Heaven : Prolegomenon to the Study of Smithian Translation
The Latter-day Saint Reimaging of "the Breath of Life" (Genesis 2:7)