"Secret Combinations": A Legal Analysis


"Secret Combinations": A Legal Analysis

Title"Secret Combinations": A Legal Analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsOman, Nathan B.
JournalThe FARMS Review
Volume16
Issue1
Pagination49-73
KeywordsAnti-Mason; Criticism; Early Church History; Joseph Smith; Masonry; Secret Combinations
Abstract

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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