Sunday, December 18, 2011
The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research ("FAIR") has recently produced a 70 minute DVD regarding the Book of Abraham (written and directed by Tyler Livingston, and edited by JD Julander). The DVD also contains 30 minutes of bonus features.
Per FAIR: "The Book of Abraham is considered a volume of holy scripture by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has been a source of inspiration and edification for its readers for many generations. However, critics of the LDS Church have relentlessly attacked the authenticity of the Book of Abraham and the credibility of Joseph Smith as an inspired prophet and translator. This video produced by the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR) addresses some of these criticisms and puts forth evidence for the divine authenticity of this most remarkable book."
Purchase the DVD for $12.99 (tax included) here.
In a serial article published in the Young Woman's Journal by the Guide Department, entitled "The Story of the Restoration," the history of the Book of Abraham, as it was then understood, was recorded as the twelfth installment of this history, under the title "Sacred Writings of Old." This article was published in the 21st volume of the Young Woman's Journal, Issue number 12, in December 1910.
On January 16, 1891, Andrew Jensen delivered a lecture to the 'Student's Society' in the Social Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. His discourse focused on different aspects of Joseph Smith's prophetic calling. This lecture was published the same year in The Deseret Weekly and also in the Millennial Star in several installments. A portion of his lecture relating to modern astronomy and elements of astronomy discussed in the Book of Abraham was published in The Deseret Weekly 42/12 (Saturday, March 14, 1891): 355-356, and the Millennial Star 53/16 (Monday, April 20, 1891): 241-242. Both extracts are provided below.