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“I have in my possession a photo static copy of the manuscript of Prophet Joseph Smith’s translation of Abraham 1:1 to 2:18. This manuscript was bought by Wilford Wood in 1945 from Charles Bidemon, son of the man who married Emma [Smith] after the death of the Prophet. The original of this manuscript is in the Church Historian’s Office in Salt Lake City. The characters from which our present book of Abraham was translated are down the left hand column and Joseph Smith’s translation opposite, so we know approximately how much material was translated from each character [avg. = 25:1 ratio].”

~Dr. James R. Clark, Pearl of Great Price Conference – 10 December 1960, pages 60-61~