“Akish Did Administer Unto Them the Oaths”

Brant Gardner

For Moroni, this is the important part of the story. The intrigue of the story of the plot might be interesting, but the crucial aspect is the formation of the secret combination. This secret combination in a later form of the Gadiantons will be the downfall of the Nephties, just as it proved the eventual downfall of the Jaredites. Moroni underscores the importance of this passage by making it the springboard for a moral insertion which follows directly.

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