This project marks the publication of the first, full translation of the so-called Joseph Smith Egyptian papyri translated into English. The papyri were acquired by members of the LDS Church in the 1830s in Kirtland, Ohio, and rediscovered in the mid-1960s in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. They served as the basis for Joseph Smith’s “Book of Abraham,” published in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1842 and later canonized. The present volume is edited by Robert K. Ritner, Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and includes insightful introductory essays by noted scholars Christopher Woods, Associate Professor of Sumerology, University of Chicago, Marc Coenen, Egyptian Studies Ph. D., University of Leuven, Belgium, and H. Michael Marquardt, author of The Revelations of Joseph Smith: Text and Commentary. It contains twenty-eight photographic plates, including color images of the primary papyri (with corrected alignment for Papyrus Joseph Smith 2) and other relevant items.