A range of articles and resources to assist the investigation of Joseph Smith's controversial claim that he discovered and translated a lost record of the biblical patriarch Abraham. Includes color photos of the surviving Joseph Smith papyri, articles by Mormon and non-Mormon Egyptologists, and free download of a 24-page book that surveys the history of the Book of Abraham controversy.
Robert K. Ritner, a leading Egyptologist at the University of Chicago and an expert on the Joseph Smith Papyri, responds to the 2014 article on the Book of Abraham that appeared on the LDS Church’s official website. Professor Ritner’s response originally appeared as a PDF document on the University’s Oriental Institute website. His response is reposted here with Professor Ritner’s kind permission.