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TitleThe Book of Abraham
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1913
AuthorsSjodahl, J.M.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number4
Date PublishedFebruary 1913
KeywordsAnti-Mormon; Book of Abraham; Book of Abraham Translation; Spalding, Franklin

This article refutes claims made by Rev. F. S. Spalding that the Book of Mormon was not an authentic book because the Book of Abraham was translated incorrectly and that surely means that Joseph Smith was not a translator. Sjodahl points out that the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God, whereas the book of Abraham required seven years of laborious study coupled with inspiration. One cannot be judged on the merits of the other.