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Mar 4, 1879
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Brooklyn Daily Times

"Mormon Astronomy," The Brooklyn Daily Times, March 4, 1879, [1]

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Mormon Astronomy.

The Remarkable System Described in the "Book of Abraham."

We have more than once made mention of the wonderful system of astronomy shown forth in the Book of Abraham, but have never drawn attention to its details. Before leaving this portion of our inquiries, it may probably be well to do so.

The Book of Abraham teaches us:

1. That Kolob is the greatest of all the stars that were seen by that patriarch.

That it is so because it is nearest to the celestial, or residence of God.

That it governs all the planets which belong to the same order as this earth.

That it is after the reckoning of the Lord's time.

That it is nigh unto the throne of God.

That it is after the manner of the Lord according to its times and seasons in the revolutions thereof.

That one revolution is a day unto the Lord.

That one day, in Kolob, is equal to a thousand years, according to the measurement of this earth.

That Kolob signifies first creation.

That it is the first in government and last pertaining to the measurement of time. The measurement according to celestial time; which celestial time signifies one day to a cubit.

2. That Oliblish stands next to Kolob.

That it is the next grand governing creation.

That it is equal to Kolob in its revolution and in its measurement of time.

That it holds the key of power also pertaining to other planets.

3. That Enish-go-on-dosh is also a governing planet, which was said by the ancient Egyptians to be the sun, and to borrow (receive) its light from Kolob through the medium of Kae-e-nanrash.

4th.—That Kae-e-vanrash is the grand kev, or governing power, which governs fifteen other planets or stars, as also the moon (Floeese), tho earth and the sun in their annual revolutions. That Kae-e-vanrash receives its power through Kil-flos-es-is or Hah-ko-kau-beam.

5th.—Kil-flos-es-is and

6th.—Hah-ko-kau-beam received the light from the revolution of Kolob. To summarize: That this solar system is governed by Kae-e-vanrash, which is governed by Kil-flos-es-is or Hah-ko-kau-beam, which are governed by Kolob; whether Oliblish belongs to the same order of systems as the earth, or simply holds the keys of those pertaining to other planets is not so apparent. All of which is for in advance of what is known by astronomers at the present time, who have not recognized the several "orders" alluded to in the book of Abraham.—Salt Lake City News.

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