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|Title||Girded about with a Lambskin|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||Brown, Matthew B.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Apron; Clothing; Egypt; Freemasonry; Joseph Smith; Mesoamerica; Restoration; Ritual|
The publication of the Book of Mormon brought forward the first of many comparisons between the restorational work of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his surrounding environment, including Freemasonry. One point of comparison has been the lambskin apparel mentioned in 3 Nephi 4:7. I will suggest a possible connection between this item of apparel and ritual clothing that was worn in ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesoamerica. I will also suggest a possible reason for the use of this item of clothing among the secret combinations in the Book of Mormon. Finally, I will discuss the lambskin apron used in Freemasonic ritual.
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