A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham
Many readers of the Pearl of Great Price give the facsimiles in the book of Abraham only a cursory glance before turning to something more familiar and understandable. That's because the facsimiles are Egyptian in nature and do not seem relevant in our modern world of gospel enlightenment. So what is their worth? "It is self-evident that we have received no useless and unneeded revelations," said Elder Bruce R. McConkie. "All that the Lord does has a purpose and serves a need." A Study Guide to the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham shows the meaning of every character in the facsimiles and helps readers comprehend their great value. As translated by the Prophet Joseph Smith, they bear witness of the gospel as had by Adam, Noah, and other ancient patriarchs. Appealing to translation, inspiration, and "likening," author Allen J. Fletcher brings to light the more mysterious components of the facsimiles, helping us make sense of them in our day and apply their timeless teachings in our lives.
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Insightful for the Gospel scholar...
Those who are curious about the book of Abraham and especially the facsimiles will find this interesting, enlightening, but in the end will only leave you more curious. And that's not such a bad thing :)