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“Richard A. Parker is the Wilbour Professor of Egyptology and Chairman of the Department of Egyptology at Brown University… He remarks that the Book of Breathings is a late (Ptolemaic and Roman periods) and greatly reduced version of the Book of the Dead… He would provisionally date the two Book of Breathings fragments in the Church’s possession to the last century before or the first century of the Christian era…”

Richard A. PArker, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought – “The Joseph Smith Papyri: A Preliminary Report” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Quality Press, Summer 1968), 86.