I want to say to you, read the book, the Pearl of Great Price, and read the Book of Abraham. The Pearl of Great Price I hold to be one of the most intelligent, one of the most religious books that the world has ever had; but more than that, to me the Pearl of Great Price is true in its name. It contains an ideal of life that is higher and grander and more glorious than I think is found in the pages of any other book unless it be the Holy Bible. It behooves us to read these things, understand them: and I thank God when they are attacked, because it brings to me, after a study and thought, back to the fact that what God has given He has given, and He has nothing to retract." - Levi Edgar Young, Conference Report (April 1913), 74

"...it must be evident to all who seriously consider the matter, that if the Book of Abraham as given to us by Joseph Smith be true, it must have been translated by a greater than human power." - George Reynolds, The Book of Abraham: Its Authenticity Established as a Divine and Ancient Record (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1879), 4

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If you like what I do here and want to support me, then first of all - thank you! That having been said, I'm not interested in monetizing this site, it isn't a business. If you want to support me anyways, then I presume that our interests are aligned and the best support that I could receive is access to greater resources for researching Book of Abraham-related topics. So if you've come this far and desire to go a step further, the following list of books are on my Amazon wishlist and relate in some way to my Abrahamic studies (I'll update this list as it changes)...

Post a comment at the bottom of this page if you want to contact me about supporting me with any of the books below, or email me directly at mcbarka at hotmail.com (Subject line: Book of Abraham).

J.G. Manning, The Last Pharaohs: Egypt Under the Ptolemies, 305-30 BC (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010)

Karen H. Jobes and Moisés Silva, Invitation to the Septuagint, 2nd Ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2015)

Israel Knohl, The Sanctuary of Silence: The Priestly Torah and the Holiness School (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2007)

Aylward M. Blackman, Gods, Priests and Men: Studies in the Religion of Pharaonic Egypt, ed. Alan B. Lloyd (New York: Routledge, 2011)

Kenneth A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2006)

Roger S. Bagnall, Early Christian Books in Egypt (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009)



Marc Van De Mieroop, A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000 - 323 BC, 2nd Ed. (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007)

James K. Hoffmeier, Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996)) 

James K. Hoffmeier, Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)) 

D.P. Silverman, For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer, African Historical Sources 55 (Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1994)

Sarah Shectman and Joel S. Baden, The Strata of the Priestly Writings: Contemporary Debate and Future Directions, Abhandlungen Zur Theologie Des Alten Und Neuen Testaments 95 (Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich AG, 2009)

Jan Assmann, Of God and Gods: Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008)

Jan Assmann, Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997)

Christopher B. Hays, Hidden Riches: A Sourcebook for the Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014)


Anthony J. Frendo, Pre-Exilic Israel, the Hebrew Bible, and Archaeology: Integrating Text and Artefact, Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (New York: T&T Clark, 2011)

Birger A. Pearson, Gnosticism, Judaism, and Egyptian Christianity (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006))

Thomas L. Thompson, The Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives: The Quest for the Historical Abraham (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002)

Karel Van Der Toorn, Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible (Cambridge, MA: Harbard University Press, 2007)

Claus Westermann, Genesis 1-11: A Continental Commentary (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1994))

Rolf Rendtorff, The Problem of the Process of Transmission in the Pentateuch, The Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1990)

Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski, The Jews of Egypt: From Rameses II to Emperor Hadrian (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)

W. Clarysse, A. Schoors, and H. Willems H., Egyptian Religion: The Last Thousand Years
Studies Dedicated to the Memory of Jan Quaegebeur, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 84-85 (New York: Peeters, 1998)

Annti Laato and Lotta Valve, The Adam and Eve Story in the Hebrew Bible and in Ancient Jewish Writings, Including the New Testament (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2016)

SRK Glanville, Studies Presented to F. LI. Griffith, Egypt Exploration Society (London: Oxford University Press, 1932)

James Barr, Bible and Interpretation: The Collected Essays of James Barr, Volume II: Biblical Studies, ed. John Barton (London: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Geoffrey Khan and Diana Lipton, Studies on the Text and Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Honour of Robert Gordon, Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 149 (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2012)


Jacques TAGM Van Ruiten, Abraham in the Book of Jubilees: The Rewriting of Genesis 11:26-25:10 in the Book of Jubilees 11:14-23:8, Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 161 (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2012)

Dan Batovici and Kristin De Troyer, Authoritative Texts and Reception History: Aspects and Approaches (Boston, Brill, 2016)

David P. Wright, David Noel Freedman, and Avi Hurvitz, Pomegranates and Golden Bells: Studies in Biblical, Jewish, and Near Eastern Ritual, Law, and Literature in Honor of Jacob Milgrom (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1995)

Deborah Rooke, Zadok's Heirs: The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel, Oxford Theological Monographs (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)

Emanuel Tov, The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research, 3rd Ed. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015)

Iain Provan and Mark J. Boda, Let Us Go Up to Zion: Essays in Honour of H.G.M. Williamson on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday, Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 153 (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2012)

Kerry Muhlestein, Violence in the Service of Order: The Religious Framework for Sanctioned Killing in Ancient Egypt, BAR International Series 2299 (London: British Archaeological Reports, 2011)

Eric F. Mason, et al, A Teacher for All Generations, Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam, 2 Vols., Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 153 (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2012)

Federico Guintoli and Konrad Schmid, The Post-Priestly Pentateuch, Forschungen Zum Alten Testament 101 (Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2015)

Mark Smith, Traversing Eternity: Texts for the Afterlife from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009)

Stephen E. Thompson and Peter Der Manuelian, Egypt and Beyond: Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University, June 2005 (Providence, RI: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University, 2008)

James L. Kugel, A Walk Through Jubilees: Studies in the Book of Jubilees and the World of Its Creation, Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 156 (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2012)

Nahum Sarna, JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis (Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society, 2001)


Gard Granerød, Abraham and Melchizedek: Scribal Activity of Second Temple Times in Genesis 14 and Psalm 110 Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentli​che Wissenschaft 406 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010)

André Wénin, Studies in the Book of Genesis: Literature, Redaction and History (Sterling, VA: Leuven University Press, 2001)

Craig A. Evans, Joel N. Lohr, and David L. Petersen, The Book of Genesis: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation, Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 152 (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2012)

Michael Segal, The Book of Jubilees: Rewritten Bible, Redaction, Ideology and Theology Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 117 (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2007) 

James C. VanderKam, The Book of Jubilees (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001)

E. Theodore Mullen, Jr., The Assembly of the Gods, Harvard Semitic Monographs 24 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980)


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