Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9780934893633 Published August 2005

The Hor Book of Breathings

A Translation and Commentary

Michael D. Rhodes

The Hor Book of Breathings
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Michael D. Rhodes

Distributed for Brigham Young University

112 pages | 9 x 12 | © 2002
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9780934893633 Published August 2005
The second volume in the FARMS series, The Hor Book of Breathings is a complete publication of three of the remaining fragments of the Joseph Smith Papyri. These ancient hieroglyphics were part of a larger collection of scrolls, some of which were first translated as the Book of Abraham by the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith in the mid-1800s. Michael D. Rhodes here reexamines the fragments and offers improved readings and photographs for further study.
Contents
Preface
About the Author
About the Hieroglyphs
List of Abbreviations
 
Chapter 1.  Description and Discussion of the Hor Book of Breathings
Discovery of the Papyrus
Previous Studies of the Papyrus
Dating and Provenance of the Papyrus
Description of the Papyrus
Paleography
Late Period Orthography
 
Chapter 2.  The Language of the Book of Breathings
Grammatical Forms
Vocabulary
 
Chapter 3.  The Book of Breathings Made by Isis
The Book of Breathings
Comparison of the Hor Book of Breathings with Louvre 3248
 
Chapter 4.  The Vignettes
Initial Vignette
Final Vignette
 
Chapter 5.  Transliteration and Translation of the Hor Book of Breathings
Appendices
A.  Color Plates of the Hor Book of Breathings with Hieroglyphic Transcriptions
B.  Gray-Scale Plates of the Hor Book of Breathings
C.  Concordance of Numberings for the Joseph Smith Papyri
D.  Hieratic Text of Louvre 3248 with Hieroglyphic Transcriptions
E.  Translation of Louvre 3248
F.  Papyri Containing the Book of Breathings Made by Isis
G.  Glossary of Gods, Place Names, and Egyptian Terminology
H.  Complete Glossary of Egyptian Words in the Hor Book of Breathings
 
Bibliography
Index
Figures
1.  Approximate original positions of the papyri fragments of the Hor Book of Breathings identified by column numbers
2.  Comparison of signs in the Hor Book of Breathings and the Denon Book of Breathings
3.  Signs in the Hor Book of Breathings unlike any in Möller
4.  Comparison of Coenen's and Goyon's classifications for Books of Breathings
5.  Facsimile of vignette at the end of the Hor Book of Breathings
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