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Since the rediscovery of the Joseph Smith Papyri in 1967, the papyri have been the center of conflicting, and often confusing, claims. This full-color, reader-friendly guide contains an overview of the basic facts and major theories about the papyri, along with helpful maps, illustrations, charts, and glossaries of terms and names.
Written by Egyptologist John Gee, this guide reflects not only the latest Egyptological research but also the most recent Latter-day Saint thought about the papyri. It deals with the nature of the papyri, their contents, their provenance, their relationship to the Book of Abraham and the Book of Breathings, current views of believers and detractors, and more.
© 2000 by The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
Religion | Religious Education
Gee, John, "A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri" (2000). Maxwell Institute Publications. 3.