Friday, March 01, 2013

Egyptian Alphabet documents posted

The Joseph Smith Papers Project announces the addition of the following new content and features to its website,

The Egyptian manuscripts featured here, which constitute all the known and extant JS Egyptian manuscripts, range from a "counting" document to several "alphabet" documents to sheets of copied hieroglyphs. Scribes created entries on pages within a ledger book as well, titled "Grammar & Aphabet of the Egyptian Language." In total, there is one ledger book, six other assorted records, and two small notebooks of copied hieroglyphs with English commentary. Some of the records are integral to one another; others are more textually tied to the papyri and extant manuscripts of the Book of Abraham.