Source:Szink:An Oath of Allegiance in the Book of Mormon:Often, to instill this loyalty, an oath of allegiance is administered to recruits

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Terrence L. Szink: "An oath of allegiance is administered...The well-known title­ of-liberty episode in Alma 46 of the Book of Mormon includes an interesting example of just such an oath"

Terrence L. Szink,

An important element in any military endeavor is the loyalty of the soldiers. Obviously, even the most brilliant military tactics will fail if the troops are unfaithful in fulfilling their duty. Often, to instill this loyalty, an oath of allegiance is administered to recruits. The well-known title­ of-liberty episode in Alma 46 of the Book of Mormon includes an interesting example of just such an oath. This paper will examine that oath, drawing upon parallels from the ancient Near East for comparison.—(Click here to continue) [1]

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  1. Terrence L. Szink, "An Oath of Allegiance in the Book of Mormon," Warfare in the Book of Mormon (1990)