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Book of Moses

Book of Moses. Found in the Pearl of Great Price, one of Mormonism’s standard works. Mormon scholars claim the Book of Moses was given to Joseph Smith by direct revelation in June of 1830. Its purpose was to restore many “lost truths” that are not included in the Pentateuch. Mormon Apostle Bruce McConkie claimed the Book of Moses “is one of the most important documents the Lord has ever revealed” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 564).

 

Book of Abraham

Book of Abraham. “A Translation of some ancient Records, that have fallen into our hands from the catacombs of Egypt.—The writings of Abraham while he was in Egypt, called the Book of Abraham, written by his own hand, upon papyrus. See History of the Church 2:235, 236, 348-35” (Introduction to Abraham 1). According to a church manual, “The book of Abraham is an evidence of the inspired calling of the Prophet Joseph Smith. It came forth at a time when the study of the ancient Egyptian language and culture was just beginning.