Book of Mormon, Criticism, Freemason Influence, Modern Church, Restoration, Coming forth of the Book of Mormon
The claim that the Gadianton robbers in the Book of Mormon are merely a reflection of nineteenth-century Masons, who were referred to in the late 1820s as “secret combinations,” is false since an 1826 use of the phrase establishes that those words were not used exclusively to describe Masons.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Peterson, Daniel C.
"“Secret Combinations” Revisited,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol1/iss1/11