The Oncoming Storm - bc
Date: July 02, 2013 09:00AM
At a high level, here are the 2 strongest arguments that the Scroll of Hor was, in fact, the source Joseph Smith used:
1) It is attached to fascimile 1. The text of the BoA says that it is attached to fascimile 1.
2) It is the source of the incorrect Egyptian alphabet translation.
Probably the closest to an unbiased source you can get is the Egyptologist is this video:http://mit.irr.org/lost-book-of-abraham-investigating-remarkable-mormon-claim
He makes very definite statements about how much of the papyrus is missing
It will be almost impossible to not find a biased source because someone will either believe that JS was a prophet or not and their opinion will be skewed accordingly. There is no-one that I am aware of that believes to BoA may be legitimate other than believing Mormons.
However, here are some sources that are thorough:http://www.bookofabraham.com/boamathie/BOA_TOC.htmlhttp://mit.irr.org/by-his-own-hand-upon-papyrus-part-1
(Note this one directly address you question in significant detail.)
If you want to read more:http://www.mormonprobe.com/index.php?topic=Book%20of%20Abraham
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