Joseph Smith and his 'Lost Book of Abraham'
"The Book of Abraham is a 1835 work produced by Joseph Smith that he said was based on Egyptian papyri purchased from a traveling mummy exhibition. According to Smith, the book was "a translation of some ancient records ... purporting to be the writings of Abraham, while he was in Egypt, called the Book of Abraham, written by his own hand, upon papyrus". Smith's translation of the papyri describes a story of Abraham's early life, including a vision of the cosmos.
The work was canonized in 1880 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) as part of its "Pearl of Great Price". Thus, it forms a doctrinal foundation for the LDS Church . . . . . " [Wikipedia]
Egyptologists and contemporary historical researchers are in agreement that Joseph Smith's 'translation of the papyri' was nothing more than a fantasy and fabrication. And if his 'translation' of the 'Lost Book of Abraham' is a fake, what does that say about his transcription of the 'Golden Plates' which became the 'Booki of Mormon'. The Book of Mormon insists that all native Amerindians [American Indians and Mesoamerican groups] are the 'lost tribes of Israel', the Lamanites and Nephites. Contemporary scientific DNA testing has shown the Amerindians came from Siberia via the Bering Strait, NOT from Israel.
Sorry, my Morman friends, but it would appear that your 'Prophet' was a fake.
The Lost Book of Abraham [Video]
"The Lost Book of Abraham is an award-winning documentary that investigates the remarkable claim that Mormon founder Joseph Smith translated a lost book of scripture from an Egyptian papyrus scroll he obtained in 1835. Hear the views of Mormon believers and World-class Egyptologists and decide for yourself."