28 January 2008


In the Latter Day Saint movement [mormons], Kolob is a star or planet mentioned in the Book of Abraham as being nearest to the throne or residence of God. (...) The first known reference to Kolob is found in the Book of Abraham, published in the LDS volume of scripture entitled the Pearl of Great Price. The Book of Abraham was dictated by founder Joseph Smith, Jr. as he read from Egyptian scrolls that accompanied a traveling mummy exhibition. When this show passed through Smith's town of Kirtland, Ohio in 1835, Smith was approached about the scrolls based on his reputation for having published what he said were translations of ancient texts such as the golden plates. According to Smith, the scrolls described a vision of Abraham, in which Abraham:

"saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God;....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." (Book of Abraham 3:2-3.)

In an explanation of an Egyptian hypocephalus that was part of the Book of Abraham scrolls, Joseph Smith interpreted one set of hieroglyphics as representing:

"Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God. First in government, the last pertaining to the measurement of time. The measurement according 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 measurement of this earth, which is called by the Egyptians Jah-oh-eh." (Book of Abraham)

(...) "If You Could Hie to Kolob" is a Latter Day Saint hymn that was written by William Wines Phelps, a prominent early Mormon. The music is taken from a well-known folk tune known as "Dives and Lazarus". It is hymn number 284 in the hymnal for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The hymn reflects doctrines unique to Mormonism, such as the eternal nature of spirit (including man's spirit) and matter. It also conveys doctrines elaborated by Joseph Smith, Jr., the first Latter-day Saint prophet, about the plurality of gods and eternal progression. The word hie means to go quickly; hasten.



Telak said...


bookworm said...

portanto, foi com o smith que começou o delírio dos deuses que vivem noutros planetas?

Cesar said...

Caro Sr. João Lisboa

Como o Sr. gosta de dizer mal dos outros e aparentemente tem algum fetiche por roupa interior de candidatos presidenciais (lol). Será que gosta que digam mal de si?

Veja só o que o que encontrei na Net sobre o seu trabalho:


Parece que alguem corrobora a minha opinião de que o Sr. é um mau jornalista...

João Lisboa said...

Ó caríssimo César, que saudades!... Há quanto tempo... nunca chegou a responder à minha oferta do lugar de presidente do clube de fãs do PdC... a oferta mantêm-se em aberto.

Esse link já é velhote. Procure uns quantos mais recentes. Se forem catitas, posto-os e tudo.


João Lisboa said...

Ah... é verdade, o nosso candidato lá se ficou pelas covas. Acredite que estava a torcer por ele.