Cedar of Lebanon

Discussion in 'Masonic Education' started by jonesvilletexas, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

    What was happening in the world while these trees were alive?
    These trees were alive and growing way back when history was being written.
    Below is a history timeline. These cedars, kings of the mountain, were alive during those events.
    73 BC Spartacus leads a slave's rebellion
    63 BC Roman invasion of Judea (Pompey)
    55 BC Julius Caesar attempts invasion of Britain
    54 BC Crassus plunders the Temple at Jerusalem
    54 BC Julius Caesar fails to invade Britain
    46 BC Julian Calendar standardized
    44 BC Gaius Julius Caesar assassinated (March 15th)
    41 BC Cleopatra sails into Tarsus to meet Mark Antony
    37 BC Herod the Great, ruler of Judaea
    31 BC Cleopatra and Mark Anthony die
    20 BC Philo Judaeus born, Greek-speaking Jewish philosopher
    19 BC Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) died
    11 BC Halley's comet appears again
    7 BC Jesus Born
    4 BC Herod the Great dies at Jericho

    Ist Century AD
    Arminius defeats Romans in battle, in the Teutoburg Forest
    'Augustus' Gaius Julius Octavius died
    Pliny the Elder born
    John the Baptist beheaded by Herod Antipas (Salome)
    Crucifixion of Jesus
    Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Caligula) becomes Roman Emperor
    Emperor Claudius invades England
    Fire ravages Library at Alexandria
    Boudicca (Boadicea) revolts against Romans
    Roman Emperor Nero persecutes Christians
    70 AD Herod's Temple at Jerusalem destroyed
    Vesuvius volcano destroys Pompeii Italy
    Josephus writes his Jewish Antiquities

    2nd Century AD
    100 AD Christians using variants of the Didache
    Ignatius of Antioch died
    126 AD The 3rd version of the Pantheon, Rome, completed

    4th Century AD
    325 AD Council of Nicaea establishes Christian dogma

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  2. Joey

    Joey Co-Founder Staff Member

    That's some pretty amazing facts. And, some pretty amazing pics too. I had no idea that cedar trees could get that big in diameter.
  3. Red942

    Red942 Registered User

    This is the tree we put in our flag.
    I am from Lebanon, and I am proud of it.

    The oldest one aged aprox. 2000 years old.
  4. rebis

    rebis Premium Member

    Inspiring pictures.
    Thank you.

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  5. pierre daccache.`.

    pierre daccache.`. Registered User

    good morning brothers.•.
    i am from lebanon too and i just wana say that these pictures are great and beautiful and the historic facts too thanks for sharing .•.
  6. zouzoum

    zouzoum Registered User

    Pierre under which grand lodge r u

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  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    Last weekend I went through the Scottish Rite and Actually saw some Ceder of Lebanon in the Scottish Rite Temple. The office of the S.G.I.G. was paneled with it.

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