The Lost Book of Abraham

Product SKU: V626

This compelling new documentary film investigates the story behind a volume of Mormon scripture called the Book of Abraham. The Book of Abraham was first published in 1842 by Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As with the more well known Book of Mormon, Joseph claimed that he received divine inspiration, not in writing a new book of scripture, but instead, in having discovered and translated an existing ancient work. In the case of the Book of Abraham, Smith said that a papyrus scroll which he purchased from a traveling antiquities dealer in Kirtland, Ohio in 1835, was, in actuality, an original text from the patriarchal father of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This scroll, according to Joseph’s own words, contained lost writings of Abraham and Joseph claimed to be the prophet, seer, and revelator who could decipher it. Joseph’s translations raised more than a few eyebrows among non-Mormons, but the Church has to this day steadfastly held to

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