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Episode Info: On this episode, we begin a 3-part deconstruction of the Book of Abraham. We begin with the cultural realm captivated by Egyptian Antiquities with Napoleon’s discoveries and how such discoveries influenced minds in 19th-century America. We trace collections of papyri and artifacts being studied and exhibited all over the country right in Joseph Smith’s back yard. We briefly cover how the Church acquired the Egyptian Antiquities collection of mummies and papyri which later became the Book of Abraham as well as the translation process. After that we continue to follow the line of possession of the collection and how it came into the possession of the Brighamite LDS Church in November of 1967. After that we have on Jake Farr-Wharton of iFriends to talk about a recent article from the Sidney Morning Herald covering the Protect LDS Children campaign. Jake is followed by a brief “Angel’s Trumpet” segment about a recent headline from Mormon-newsroom.org telling of the Church’s apology for institutionalized and doctrinal racism. Links: Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham https://www.lds.org/topics/translation-and-historicity-of-the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng Stephen E. Thompson Essay on Book of Abraham http://mit.irr.org/lds-egyptologist-doubts-joseph-smith-translated-book-of-abraham-egyptian-scroll Egyptology and the Book of Abraham Stephen E. Thompson https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V28N01_155.pdf Wilhelm Ritter von Wymetal Mormon Portraits http://olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1886WWyl.htm#pg205b Book of Abraham MormonThink http://www.mormonthink.com/book-of-abraham-issues.htm#ref2 Joseph Smith’s Scriptural Cosmology Brent Metcalfe and Dan Vogel http://signaturebookslibrary.org/the-word-of-god-12-2/ Show Links: Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/Read more »

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