Manuscript version of explanations to Facsimile 2; Kolob identified as "nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God".

Mar 1842
Joseph Smith, Jr.

Explanation of Facsimile 2, circa 15 March 1842, The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed August 11, 2021

Willard Richards
Joseph Smith, Jr., Willard Richards

Cut 2

No. 1. Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the

" 2. celestial, or the residence of God. First in government, the last pertaining to the measureme[n]t of time. The measurement acording to celestial time; which, celestial time, signifies one day to a cubit. One day, in Kolob, is equal to a thousand years, according to the measuremet of this earth, which is called by the Egyptians Jah-oh-eh.

No. 2. Stands next to Kolob, called by the Egyptians Oliblish, which is the next grand governing creation, nearer to the celestial or the place where God resides, holding the key of power also, pertaining to other planets; as revealed to from God from to <​to​> Abraham, as he offered incence Sacrifice upon an alter, which he had. built unto the Lord.

No. 3. Is made to represent God, sitting upon his throne, clothed with power & authority. with a crown of Eternal light upon his head; representing, also, the grand Key words of the Holy Priesthood, as revealed to adam in the Garden of Eden, as also to seth, Noah, Melchisedek Abraham & all to whom the priesthood was revealed.

N. 4. answers to the hebrew work raukeeyang, signifying expanse, or the firmament of the heavens: also, a numerical figure, in Egyptian, signifying 1000: answering to the measuring of the time of Oliblish, which is equal with Kolob in its revolution & in its measuring of time. time.

No 5. is called by the Egyptians Enish-go-on-dosh; that is one of the governing planets also, & is said by the Egyptians to be the Sun, & to borrow its light from Kolob through the medium of Kaevanrash <​ke​> Kae-E-vanrash, which is the grand Key, or in other words, the Governing power, which governs 15 other fixed planets or Stars, as also Floese <​Floeese​> or the moon, the earth and the Sun in their annual revolutions, this planet receives its power <​power​> th[r]ough the medium of Kli-flos-is-es, or Hah-ko-kau-beam, the stars represented by numbers 22, & 23, reciving light f[r]om the revolutions of Kolob.

No 6. Represents this earth in its four quarters.

No 7. Represents God Sitting upon his throne, revealing, throuph the heavens, the grand Key words of the Priesthood; as, also, the signs of the Holy Ghost unto Abraham, in the form of a dove.

No 8. contains writing that cannot now be revealed unto the world; but is to be had in the Holy Temple of God.

No 9. ought not to be reveald at the present time.

No 10. Also.—

No 11 also.— if the world can find out these n[u]mbers, So mote it be, Amen.

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22 will be given in the own due time of the Lord.

The above translation is given as far as we have any right to give, at the present time;

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