Thank you for taking the time to reply to my questions, very good and interesting replies I must say!
[quote=Bdawg]First, you are wrong that they have found “the scrolls that Joseph Smith had.” Rather, they found several scraps (not scrolls) representing a small fraction of the papyri Joseph Smith had. Eyewitnesses testimonies establish that JS claimed that a long roll with black and red writing contained the Book of Abraham. However, none of the papyri found fit that description, although some of them may have originally been part of the same roll, but fell off. It was common Egyptian practice to have more than one text on the same roll, as I understand it.
OK I’ve heard this and several other theories about ‘hidden text’ only JS was able to read. It’s possible- but then anything is possible I suppose. It seems to me to be pushing the envelope just a little to far beyond the comfort zone.
Ultimately, as I understand it, JS did provide translations for the three facsimiles, which have turned out to be incorrect. Is this not true?
Right! I’ll go check it out as soon as I’ve finished this!