I’m working on a project and I have to do a lot of research on Joseph Smith Papers for it. I was reading in the Grammar and Alphabet of the Egyptian Language (GAEL), and I noticed this a word that stood out:
The earth under the governing powers of Oliblish, Enish go on dosh, and Kae-e van rash, which are the grand key or in other words, the governing power, which governs the fifteen fixed stars (twelve ) that governs the earth, sun, & moon, (which have their power in one,) with the other twelve moving planets of this system.
- Enish go on dosh
- Kae-e van rash
are the three grand central powers that govern all the other creations, which have been sought out by the most aged of all the fathers, since the beginning of the creation, by means of the urim and thummim.
The names of the other twelve of the fixed stars are:
The Egyptian names, of the fifteen moving planets are:
- Oan isis
- Ele ash
- ear roam
- Crash ma kraw
- obbles isim
- Nah me
- sile ohee oop Zah
I was curious if there was any significance to there being 15 stars anywhere, so I googled “15 stars”, and lo and behold, a result came up.
The Behenian fixed stars are a selection of fifteen stars considered especially useful for magical applications in the medieval astrology of Europe and the Arab world.
We know Joseph Smith’s family was very into astrology and occult stuff. Is it possible Joseph Smith used this in his work?