The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri

An Egyptian Endowment


John Gee Michael D. Rhodes

About the Editor

John Gee

John Gee (Ph.D. in Egyptology, Yale University) is William "Bill" Gay Assistant Research Professor of Egyptology at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, where he is a series editor for Studies in the Book of Abraham and a member of the editorial board of the Eastern Christian Texts series. He is also on the board of directors for the Aziz S. Atiya Fund for Coptic Studies at the University of Utah.

Table of Contents

  • Illustrations
  • Key to Abbreviations
  • Introduction to the Second Edition
  • Explanation
  • Chapter 1: What Manner of Document?
  • Chapter 2: Reproduction and Translation of Joseph Smith Papyri XI and X
  • Chapter 3: Translated Correctly?
  • Chapter 4: A More Complete Text of the Book of Breathings
  • Commentary - Part 1: The Nature and Purpose of the Book of Breathings
  • Commentary - Part 2: Initiation Rites and Entering the Temple
  • Commentary - Part 3: The Creation (Resurrection) of Man
  • Commentary - Part 4: The Garden Story
  • Commentary - Part 5: The Long Road Back
  • Commentary - Part 6: The Fearful Passage
  • Commentary - Part 7: Culmination and Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: From the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QS)
  • Appendix 2: From the Odes of Solomon
  • Appendix 3: The Pearl
  • Appendix 4: From the Pistis Sophia
  • Appendix 5: Cyril of Jerusalem's Lectures on the Ordinances
  • Appendix 6: From the Gospel of Philip
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Publication Information

  • Publication Date: 2005
  • ISBN 13: 978-1590385395
  • Page Count: 609
  • Format: paperback
  • Price: $ 41.56
  • Imprint: Deseret Book

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