Story of the Book of Abraham, The: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism
Author: Mary Lou Peterson
The book of Abraham has long fascinated readers, not only with its content but also with its mysterious origins. Written by Abraham himself, the book found its way into the hands of Joseph Smith by way of an elusive antiquities trader. Tucked safely in the hands of an Egyptian mummy, its exact origins remain a mystery. Renowned LDS archaeologist H. Donl Peterson undertook the quest to understand the mix of cultures, politics, and revelation that brought the book of Abraham to life.
A classic among LDS books, The Story of the Book of Abraham includes authentic photographs, excerpts from personal journals and letters of major players in the antiquities trade, and pictures of the setting of the uncovering of this precious book of scripture Join scholar H. Donl Peterson on a journey from ancient Egypt to the American continent through authentic documents, photos, and history as he explores the strange - but true - events that culminated in the publication of the book of Abraham.
H. Donl Peterson received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in education from Washington State University. He has served the Church in many leadership callings and has contributed to Church magazines, manuals, and scholarly journals. He has carried out extensive research on the book of Abraham, traveling many times to Egypt and Italy, and throughout the United States in search of clues to the mysteries of this ancient manuscript.