Stephen E. Thompson
STEPHEN E. THOMPSON is Research Assistant in the Department of Egyptology at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Versions of "Egyptology and the Book of Abraham" were presented at the Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City, August 1993, and in Boston, November 1993. He thanks William Hamblin, David Wright, Michael Rhodes, Brent Metcalfe, Edward Ashment, Stephen D. Ricks, David R. Seeley, Mark Thomas, and Richard Lambert.
“Critical” Book of Mormon Scholarship: New Approaches to the Book of Mormon
Articles/Essays – Volume 27, No. 4
Egyptology and the Book of Abraham
Articles/Essays – Volume 28, No. 1
Dialogue, 28.1 (Spring 1995): 143 – 161
The matter which I propose to examine is whether the “present understanding of Egyptian religious practice” supports Joseph Smith’s explanations of the facsimiles found in the Book of Abraham. In addition, I will discuss the contribution which a study of Egyptian history can maketo our understanding of the nature of this book of scripture.