Soul of Osiris Sheshonk
The Holy God of Israel, the One and Only True God of the Universe has given specific directives and nothing in His word gives permission to worship or represent Him in any form. In fact having images is a form of idolatry.
Exodus 20:3-4; “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:”
Ezekiel 20:7; “Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”
Joseph Smith’s flagrant disregard for God is shown time and again in these facsimiles and today’s example is no different.
If writings couldn’t be revealed at the time he interpreted this we have to ask why. Hadn’t he made up the story yet or why hadn’t the Mormon god revealed it to him if he’s in the setting of receiving revelations?
As usual you’ll see the experts insight is totally different from Smith’s.
“Four lines of the linear hieroglyphic text, which are numbered from bottom to top, instead of from top to bottom.
The meaning is:
O great God in Sekhem; 0 great God, Lord of heaven, earth, and hell. . . . Osiris S’es’enq.
These last words inform us that the personage in whose mummy this hypocephalus was found was called S’es’enq or S’esonchis, a name written Sesak in the Bible, and of which there is no known example anterior to the twenty-second dynasty; that is, to the ninth century before our era, but which may be much posterior to it.”
This obviously tells us the hypocephalus belongs to a man by the name of She’shonq.
Here is the translation of Mormon Egyptologist Michael Rhodes from BYU:
Fig. 8; “grant that the soul of Osiris Sheshonk may live.”
You can also read about this in Charles Larson’s By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus, pg 107.