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

A Facsimile from the Book of Abraham

No. 3

Facsimile 3

    Explanation

  1. Abraham sitting upon Pharaoh’s throne, by the politeness of the king, with a crown upon his head, representing the Priesthood, as emblematical of the grand Presidency in Heaven; with the scepter of justice and judgment in his hand.
  2. King Pharaoh, whose name is given in the characters above his head.
  3. Signifies Abraham in Egypt as given also in Figure 10 of Facsimile No. 1.
  4. Prince of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, as written above the hand.
  5. Shulem, one of the king’s principal waiters, as represented by the characters above his hand.
  6. Olimlah, a slave belonging to the prince.

Abraham is reasoning upon the principles of Astronomy, in the king’s court.