I changed my mind – it’s not because I’m female ;) – we were going to plow through the rest of these hieroglyphics today – but WordPress keeps messing up the graphics so we’re stuck with one or two at a time. :(
I keep coming across the same phrase in my bible studies or on the radio lately and it’s prompted me to think upon it more – eternity in heaven. In Revelation 21:4 we read John’s words that our tears will be no more. In the song Amazing Grace the phrase “when we’ve been there 10,000 years…” makes an appearance and these got me to thinking about those things compared to what we’ve looking at here. Can you just imagine what it’d feel like day in and day out with this as your hope?
Take a minute out of your day today and remember the absolute best day of your entire life. Now imagine – it’ll be like that in heaven FOREVER EACH DAY, EVERY DAY FOREVER! No news casts of school shootings, no disappoints with your spouse, no unemployment lines, no home foreclosures, no false teachings, no funerals to attend for your parents – no sir – all of that is wiped away.
THAT is where we place our hope when we believe in Him. Now imagine this…the Mormon hymnal doesn’t even contain the song Amazing Grace. As we finish this series remember to pray for the Mormon people this coming Sunday when they go to church. This week isn’t any different than the previous one which means they’ll continue to learn the same lies over and over again.
So today we’re looking at Figure 12 and we’ll see how the rest of it plays out! :)
Mr. Smith’s translation of the hieroglyphics are in black font through the rest of this article and the correct interpretation will be in red font.
Hieratic Writings & Djatby the Bull
12. Figures 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, will be given in the own due time of the Lord.
Time’s up Joseph. Here’s the real meaning of figures 12-21.
The right portion of these characters are hieratic and copied from Joseph Smith’s papyrus XI.
I’ve used numerous sources of information for the translation of Joseph Smith’s hypocephalus in this section. The first two are from Dr, Walter Martin and “The Full Wiki” and the rest being a mix of sites containing more info than you’ll ever need!
All sites have quoted from Deveria (Dr. Martin and the Full Wiki used Deveria’s translation exclusively.)
A very good site I highly recommend is www.bookofabraham.com
On this site there is a critique of Joseph’s work written by Kevin Mathie. The full content of his book is listed here http://www.bookofabraham.com/boamathie/BOA_TOC.html
Also see http://20truths.info/mormon/abraham.html with fantastic info as well.
Dr. Martin’s quote from Deveria says:
Four lines of writing similar to the former, of which they are the pendant.
They appear to be numbered upside down, and are illegibly copied.
From “Translated Correctly it says;
“Figures 12-15 were apparently damaged in the original, and were “restored” by pasting in hieratic symbols for Hôr’s Breathing Permit — upside-down. A trace of the original hieroglyphic writing can be made out, but only the phrase “his words” can be made out at the end of the line in Fig. 15. The remainder of these lines is filled with hieratic writing taken from lines 4 and 5 of Hôr’s Breathing Permit.”
Figure 12: (upside down) “near” and “wrap”