IB discusses the cosmology of the BOA, calls Kolob a "sun or star."

Jan 1911
Isaac Ball

Isaac Ball, "Joseph Smith, Translator of the Book of Abraham," Young Woman's Journal 22, no. 1 (January 1911): 38–42, L. Tom Perry Special Collections

Young Woman's Journal
Abraham, Joseph Smith, Jr., Isaac Ball
Latter-day Saints, Reading Public

For the most part the twenty-one pages of the Book of Abraham (for it is not extensive) recounts a vision and personal appearance of Jehovah to Abraham. This vision is divisable into two parts. In the first part, Abraham is shown the whole extent and magnitude of God's creations. This includes a view of Kolob, together with the other great governing bodies in their gradations away from Kolob even down to our sun, earth, and moon.

In the second part of the vision, Abraham is informed regarding the creation of the earth by the Gods, in the seven grand periods of creation. Here two truths new to this age are introduced. One is the plurality of Gods, the second is the indefinite duration of the periods of creation.

Let us go back to that part of the vision in which a view of Kolob and the other great governing bodies is given. The Lord said to Abraham:

"These are the governing ones; and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest."

We may first observe that this conception is wonderfully enlarging to the mind. This any one may discover who will stand on a clear starlight night and gave into the starry depths whilst casting over in his mind this truth revealed to Abraham.

We infer from the Book of Abraham, translated by Joseph Smith and by him published to the world, that our sun is governed by another sun or star about which it makes its gigantic revolutions, bearing us along with it.

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