This study involves an analysis and evaluation of criticisms made of some of the work of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, and a reevaluation of his work and character in the light of the findings of the study. The criticisms were concerned in particular with the method used in translating into English certain material from the language of the original source found on papyrus in an Egyptian tomb. This material is part of a book known as "The Book of Abraham." In general the criticisms dealt with the life's work and character of Joseph.
College and Department
Religious Education; Ancient Scripture
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McOmber, Calvin D., "A Study of the Criticisms of the Book of Abraham" (1960). Theses and Dissertations. 4933.
Book of Abraham, Criticism, interpretation