Thursday, November 15, 2012

That You May Have a Knowledge of This Altar

Abraham is careful to point us at Facsimile No. 1 to make sure we have a "knowledge" of the altar on which the virgins were sacrificed.  The altar is a lion couch, which identifies the sacrifice and the cult in question with the tribe of Judah.

Is it possible that the Book of Abraham preserves writings from the time of Josiah's reforms?


  1. Not every lion is the same lion; Egyptians had been using lions as divine symbols (including equating the lion with the goddess Sekhmet) since before 2000 B.C. (i.e., before the traditional Age of the Patriarchs).

  2. True. But some lions are the same lion. It depends on what else you see with the lion.