Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham

Title

Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2020

Authors

Gee, John (Primary)

Pagination

133-152

Volume

38

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Bibliographic Citation

Gee, John. "Four Idolatrous Gods in the Book of Abraham", Vol. 38. 2020:133-152.

Abstract

Although unknown as deities in Joseph Smith’s day, the names of four associated idolatrous gods (Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, and Korash) mentioned in the Book of Abraham are attested anciently. Two of them are known to have connections with the practices attributed to them in the Book of Abraham. The odds of Joseph Smith guessing the names correctly is astronomical.

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