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Why do the Genesis Apocryphon and the Book of Noah support the Book of Abraham’s claim that Abraham had access to sacred records from the patriarchs?

In Abraham 1:31 we learn that Abrahan had the records of the patriarchs:

But the records of the fathers, even the patriarchs, concerning the right of Priesthood, the Lord my God preserved in mine own hands; therefore a knowledge of the beginning of the creation, and also of the planets, and of the stars, as they were made known unto the fathers, have I kept even unto this day, and I shall endeavor to write some of these things upon this record, for the benefit of my posterity that shall come after me.

Jeff Lindsay notes how The Genesis Apocryphon and the Book of Noah support this claim. 

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