List of code names in the Doctrine and Covenants

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The original 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, a book of LDS scripture, used code names for certain people and places. These names appear only in a few of the book's sections, mainly those dealing with the United Order. It is believed that their purpose was to avoid the use of these sections in lawsuits by opponents of the Church, since giving the real names might have provided evidence that the United Order was legally a company, with its members financially liable for each other and the whole Order.[1]

The 1981 LDS edition replaced these with the real names. The Community of Christ edition still uses the code names.

Code names for people[edit]

Other code words[edit]


  1. ^ "Annotated History of the Church: Volume 1 Chapter 18". The Book of Abraham Project. This is a set of annotations to History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts.