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

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Times and Seasons - John Taylor - 1843

The following comments were published by John Taylor, Apostle and Editor of the Times and Seasons, in the February 1843 issue of the LDS periodical. This issue included a notice from Elder Taylor that "further extracts" (subsequent to Abraham 5:21) would be forthcoming. Unfortunately, this is the last reference to the Book of Abraham in the Times and Seasons as there was no additional publication of scriptures from the Book of Abraham.