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“[T]hese three fac-similes of Egyptian documents in the ‘Pearl of Great Price’ [Book of Abraham] depict the most common objects in the mortuary religion of Egypt. Joseph Smith’s interpretation of them as part of a unique revelation through Abraham, therefore, very clearly demonstrates that he was totally unacquainted with the significance of these documents and absolutely ignorant of the simplest facts of Egyptian writing and civilization.”

James H. Breasted/Ph.D/Egyptologist, at Haskell Oriental Museum/University of Chicago, as cited in Joseph Smith Jun. As a Translator (Salt Lake City, UT: The Arrow Press, 1912), 26-27.