“The Work of Translating”: The Book of Abraham’s Translation Chronology
Book of Abraham, Pearl of Great Price, Translation
One of Joseph Smith’s great gifts was translation. While millions have benefitted from his translation efforts, we understand very little of the process. This is particularly true of the Book of Abraham. Here we will investigate how much of the Book of Abraham was translated in Kirtland and how much in Nauvoo. Understanding this chronology will allow us to better perceive doctrinal developments within the Church and to more fully understand Joseph Smith’s revelatory process.
Original Publication Citation
Muhlestein, Kerry and Megan Hansen, “‘The Work of Translating’: the Book of Abraham’s Translation Chronology,” in Spencer Fluhman, Brent L. Top, eds., Let Us Reason Together: Reflections on the Life of Study and Faith, Essays in Honor of Robert L. Millet, (Provo: Religious Studies Center, 2015), 139-162.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Muhlestein, Kerry, "“The Work of Translating”: The Book of Abraham’s Translation Chronology" (2016). Faculty Publications. 3505.
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