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Who was Hiram Abiff?
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Who was Hiram Abiff?

Every Freemason must have at some point asked himself the above question. In Masonic teachings Hiram Abiff is the architect of King Solomon's Temple and his story is one of faithfulness and death before dishonour. But more than that, Hiram Abiff (or Adoniram as he is known in some texts) is the template of excellence in Masonry and appears throughout the centuries in many Masonic degrees in various guises, lessons and references. A figure of virtue, justice, skill and honour, if Freemasonry has a hero that hero is Hiram Abiff. In Craft Freemasonry the third degree , or raising, is for many Masons a very moving experience. Central to the degree is the figure of Hiram and, so important to it is he, that it seems necessary to understand Hiram to truly understand Freemasonry. This book aims to explore this key yet mysterious figure in Freemasonry from a historical, symbolic and sociological point of view. This book not only reveals the exact Biblical references to Hiram Abiff, but also draws on other scriptures to give a clear picture to the reader about what has been said in original sources. Armed with the above the author applies this understanding to the teachings surrounding Hiram in his various forms and roles in Masonic ritual, exploring and explaining the symbolism throughout. The author then goes on to compare Masonic teachings with other ceremonial traditions that involve a slain and risen figure, some with striking similarity to the enactment of the story of Hiram found in every lodge. Drawing on his extensive historical and anthropological knowledge, this author takes us on a tour examining countless traditions across the world and showing the reader what possible links there could be to the secret rites of Knights Templar, the Ancient Egyptian tradition of Osiris and the Greek Adonis, as well as other traditions from the time of Solomon. 210x148, 176pp, Hard Back http://www.lewismasonic.co.uk/esoteric/who-was-hiram-abiff-.htm
Solomon's Temple Explained
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Solomon's Temple Explained

Solomon's temple stood in Jerusalem for almost 400 years. It was the crown jewel of Jerusalem, and the center of worship to the Lord. Understanding the significance of its location, history, and design can greatly add to one's reverence for one of the most holy places in the world. Sign up for email notifications for new videos here: https://bit.ly/2uV4vlo For more videos on the Life of Christ: https://bit.ly/2FgnMlS Special thanks to: Brian Olson for the beautiful 3D Solomon Temple renders http://3dtemples.photogent.com/ Michael Lyon for his design elements and feedback of the Temple model Leen Ritmeyer for his excellent books and personal help Cantorum Chamber Choir for allowing me to use their music Noé Correa for translating into Spanish Wall designs of the temple cross-section interior from: The Quest, by Leen Ritmeyer https://www.ritmeyer.com/ Music: "Alleluia" sung by Cantorum Chamber Choir - http://www.cantorumchamberchoir.org/ For text, images, and footnotes: http://www.redeemerofisrael.org/2018/07/solomons-temple-explained.html To help add subtitles in another language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=Xt6lQAe8ues&ref=share © 2018 Daniel Smith, Messages of Christ YouTube Channel No portion of this video may be reproduced, re-uploaded, or copied without prior permission. The products (services) offered by Messages of Christ are neither made, provided, approved nor endorsed by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Any content or opinions expressed, implied or included in or with the goods (services) offered by Messages of Christ are solely those of Messages of Christ and not those of Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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