The Joseph Smith Papers is pleased to invite you to a special presentation in conjunction with the publication of Revelations and Translations, Volume 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts. Robin Scott Jensen, coeditor of the volume and project archivist for the Joseph Smith Papers, will present “A Window into Joseph Smith’s Translation: An Exploration of the Book of Abraham Manuscripts” on November 15 in Salt Lake City.
Event:“A Window into Joseph Smith’s Translation: An Exploration of the Book of Abraham Manuscripts” presented by Robin Scott Jensen Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Assembly Hall (50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150)
Revelations and Translations, Volume 4 tracks the development of the Book of Abraham from the time Joseph Smith and others purchased Egyptian papyri in 1835 through the publication of the Book of Abraham and its accompanying illustrations in the church newspaper Times and Seasons in 1842. Introductions in the volume situate Joseph Smith’s translation process in the broader context of the nineteenth-century fascination with Egyptian history and culture, of his own effort to reveal truths from the ancient past, and of his other translation efforts.