Lindsay wrote:At the core of many modern attacks on the Book of Abraham is the notion that a handful of Egyptian characters in the margins of some Book of Abraham manuscripts written by Joseph's scribes represent the translation work of Joseph Smith. If so, then . . . .
The apologist is like a snake in the grass, weaving about lying and deceiving, vainly attempting to soften the blow by making it seem like critics don't have a solid case in nailing Smith down and holding him accountable for his own actions and words. The apologists love to use words that deflect and seem to lesson the argument against them.
I'd like to see Jeff attempt to use "NOTION"
in excusing Smith for the following:
Smith wrote:Fig. 2. King Pharaoh, whose name is given in the characters above his head.
Fig. 4. Prince of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, as written above the hand.
So, Smith said royal names were written in the very hieroglyphs in the registers that represent the persons below. There is no doubt about what Smith said. There is no "IF" about it. It's not just a "NOTION" or in inclination that critics happen to have a conception or impression that Smith expressed something in which everyone may not agree.
The fact is there is no King's name written therein. That is a fact
. It's not a mere notion made by critics that remains debatable to this day. It's fact and has been absolutely settled.
Jeff Lindsay is a lying snake in the grass weaving about and lying to himself and everyone else.