"Written by the Finger of God", Joe Sampson, Wellspring Publishing and Distributing, P.O. Box 1113, Sandy, Utah 84091
The Story of the Book of Abraham; mummies, manuscripts, and mormonism, H. Donl Peterson, Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, Utah 1995
A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri, John Gee, The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 2000
The Hopi Survival Kit, Thomas E. Mails, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York - Distributed in North America by Welcome Rain publishing, LOC #96-61237 p.48 "The Migration"
"The lives and Travels of Mormon & Moroni", Jerry L. Ainsworth - Peacemakers publishing, an imprint of Lamar-Lee, Inc. LOC- 99-067683, page 87
University of Maryland , "History of the alphabets" , Prof. Robert Fradkin, The evolution of the Phoenician/Greek/Proto-Sinaitic/Aramaic/Hebrew character sets.
Kerry A. Shirts, Book of Abraham Analyzed Originally at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/2671/ Abraham.html
Urim and Thummim
And I, Abraham, had the Urim and Thummim, which the Lord my God had given me. (Pearl of Great Price, Abr. 3:1-3)
"...when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets." (Holy bible, 1 Sam. 28:6 )
"Also, that there were two stones in silver bows and these stones, fastened to a breastplate, constituted what is called the Urim and Thummim deposited with the plates; and the possession and use of these stones were what constituted "seers" in ancient or former times; and that God had prepared them for the purpose of translating the book. (Joseph Smith - History 1:34-35)
Cowdery is reported to have testified in court that
the Urim and Thummim enabled Joseph to read in English, the reformed
Egyptian characters, which were engraved on the plates(Mormonites, Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, 9 Apr. 1831)