Book of Abraham Translation Manuscript

The Egyptian characters in the left margin of page 3 of the original Book of Abraham translation manuscript (below right) match up exactly with a succession of Egyptian characters from the upper right column of a section of the Book of Abraham scroll called Papyrus Joseph Smith 11 (below left).

Book of Abraham Translation Manuscript

The original Book of Abraham translation manuscript has a succession of Egyptian characters from the papyrus scroll copied down the left margin. A careful examination reveals that these Egyptian characters were copied in order from PJS 11, indicating that the Book of Abraham is supposed to have been translated from this section of the papyrus scroll. This page of the translation manuscript begins at the end of Abraham 1:11 — "Therefore they were killed upon this altar, and it was done after the manner of the Egyptians."