CRITICISM: “Smith’s hopeless translation also turns the goddess Maat into a male prince, the papyrus owner into a waiter, and the black jackal Anubis into a Negro slave.” -Dr. Robert Ritner, “‘The Breathing Permit of Hor’ Among the Joseph Smith Papyri,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies, July 2003 issue, Volume 62, Number 3, page 162, note 4. [source]
COMMENTARY: The problem with citing an independent and unbiased source such as Dr. Ritner is that Mormons will reject this expert as anti-Mormon simply because his conclusions don’t align with Joseph Smith’s claims. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.