The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we dive into the actual content of the Book of Abraham in our continued examination of the history of the book. We read extracts of each chapter with a bit of study guide along the way. We cover Abraham’s story arc in the book, the deeper doctrines and teachings which come from the Book, and we examine some of the cultural milieu from whence the Book of Abraham arose. We cover Joseph’s rewriting of the Genesis creation narrative, racism within the books of Mormon canon, and the Hebrew root of ‘Kolob’. What would it take to get rid of some of these pieces of doctrine, canon, and theology in the modern Church? After that we’re joined by Lesley Butterfield of Unrighteous Dominion to discuss abuse in its many manifestations within the culture of the LDS Church.

Links:

Book of Abraham Study Guide
https://www.lds.org/manual/the-pearl-of-great-price-student-manual/the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng

Book of Abraham and Facsimiles
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/book-of-abraham-and-facsimiles-1-march-16-may-1842/11

Egyptian Human Sacrifice
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/humansac.htm

Dynastic timeline of Egypt
http://www.touregypt.net/hdyn1.htm

Mark of Cain
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/366381-what-is-the-mark-of-cain-in-the-book-of-mormon

Book of Moses
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/old-testament-revision-1/2#full-transcript

Bible Chronology of Abraham
http://biblehub.com/timeline/

Kolob as Sirius
https://bycommonconsent.com/2006/11/18/kolob-as-sirius/

Improvement Era 1913 Kolob as Sirius
https://archive.org/stream/improvementera1605unse/improvementera1605unse_djvu.txt

‘Kolob’ as ‘Man-whore’ “Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog”
http://www.academia.edu/1167730/Aint_Nothing_But_a_Hound_Dog_The_meaning_of_the_noun_klb_in_Northwest_Semitic_Languages_in_light_of_BT_Rosh_Hashannah_4a

The Vanity of Arts and Sciences by Agrippa
https://archive.org/details/vanityartsandsc00unkngoog

Astronomy and the Book of Abraham
http://www.ldsgospeldoctrine.net/ddd/ddd-ot02.pdf

First and Second Estate doctrine
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Second_Estate

Lesley Butterfield and Unrighteous Dominion
https://www.unrighteousdominion.org/

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