In relation to the Book of Abraham I have a testimony from the Holy Spirit that this book of scripture is true. I am absolutely fascinated with this sacred text. Consequently, I have developed this blog for the purpose of exploring all Book of Abraham related subjects. On the secular side of things, and especially in connection with the provenance of the Book of Abraham, it should be clear that the technical science of Egyptology is not my discipline. I do, however, have over 120 books on Egyptology that will be referenced for discussion points in various postings. Publications by specialists in this field can assist in understanding the context of Abrahamic-Egyptian connections. These sources are secondary to Book of Abraham studies, but can provide scholarly perspectives in appreciating this text in an Egyptian setting. In all likeliness, there are probably just better than a handful of individuals that are both interested in the Book of Abraham and who are fluently versed in Egyptology. Accordingly, I am generally reliant upon those individuals who also share my testimony regarding the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and the truthfulness of the Book of Abraham. Additionally, there are plenty of experts in Egyptology that have weighed in on the Book of Abraham. Their contributions by way of specialized Egyptological knowledge is certainly appreciated; however, I am inclined to dismiss their bias against the truthfulness of the Book of Abraham. Their secular knowledge is the source of their conclusions, and as advanced as this knowledge might be, it is, and always will be, secondary when compared to the divine knowledge bestowed through the Holy Spirit, and certainly unconvincing when it stands in contrast to divine revelation. Criticisms serve as a catalyst for revisiting assumptions and exploring the text from new angles.
1 M. Russell Ballard, "Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet," Ensign (July 2008), 58-63