The Book of Abraham
Translated from the Papyrus, by Joseph Smith

A Facsimile from the Book of Abraham

No. 1

Facsimile 1

    Explanation

  1. The Angel of the Lord.
  2. Abraham fastened upon an altar.
  3. The idolatrous priest of Elkenah attempting to offer up Abraham as a sacrifice.
  4. The altar for sacrifice by the idolatrous priests, standing before the gods of Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, Korash, and Pharaoh.
  5. The idolatrous god of Elkenah.
  6. The idolatrous god of Libnah.
  7. The idolatrous god of Mahmackrah.
  8. The idolatrous god of Korash.
  9. The idolatrous god of Pharaoh.
  10. Abraham in Egypt.
  11. Designed to represent the pillars of heaven, as understood by the Egyptians.
  12. Raukeeyang, signifying expanse, or the firmament over our heads; but in this case, in relation to this subject, the Egyptians meant it to signify Shaumau, to be high, or the heavens, answering to the Hebrew word, Shaumahyeem.