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|Title||"Secret Combinations": A Legal Analysis|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Oman, Nathan B.|
|Journal||The FARMS Review|
|Keywords||Anti-Mason; Criticism; Early Church History; Joseph Smith; Masonry; Secret Combinations|
This article addresses the belief that the account of secret combinations in the Book of Mormon is a satire on Masonry. Many scholars claim that the term secret combinations was exclusively used in the 1820s to refer to Masonry. However, Nathan Oman points out that this term was also used in legal situations to refer to criminal conspiracies.
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