Solomon temple

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  1. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Greet you brothers...
    i havr hard alot of these gossips linking King Solomon temple and masonic work...
    Can someone tell me what link does it have with the craft.
    Thanx.
     
  2. vangoedenaam

    vangoedenaam Premium Member

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    Masons use the king solomon story as a tool in ritual to improve men


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  3. Mike Martin

    Mike Martin Eternal Apprentice Premium Member

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    King Solomon's Temple is the setting for the Degree Ceremonies and as such he becomes a character in the Masonic allegory.
     
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  4. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Thanks brothers..
    About masonic allegory wat is this means bro mike
     
  5. Mike Martin

    Mike Martin Eternal Apprentice Premium Member

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    First can I just say that if you're not a Freemason you shouldn't address Freemasons as "brother" as this is a term we use amongst ourselves.

    In answer to your question an allegory is basically a story, play or poem in which the events and characters are used as symbols in order to express, moral, religious or political ideas, In the case of Freemasonry these are moral ideas.
     
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  6. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Am sorry about salutation. I did not know the meaning behind... Though a was using it as i felt comfortable always calling different people i respect this way...
    Thanks for the explanation in advance mr. mike.
     
  7. Mike Martin

    Mike Martin Eternal Apprentice Premium Member

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    It's not a problem, just address me as Mike.
     
  8. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Thanks im advance Mike.
     
  9. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Thanks in advance Mike.
     
  10. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    In a nut shell....an allegory contrasting the conflict between good and evil to teach men that dealing honestly and lovingly with each other is the way to live.
     
  11. JamestheJust

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    The King Solomon's Temple is hard to locate historically as the archaeological evidence does not exist in the places where it is sought.

    This turns out to be useful as KST is used as a symbol for more abstract temples and this can be seen in the tradition that no iron tool was used.

    1 Kings 6:7 For the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

    While this story may reference traditions about a specific technology used at Giza, it also serves as an allegory and directs our attention to:

    - an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Romans 8:18-27)1
    - the human soul.
     
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  12. dfreybur

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    This is true both symbolically and literally. The house not built with hands. The stone structure erected during the Bronze Age.
     
  13. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    Although apparently never found - despite its grandeur.


    The Old Testament, however, has often been modified for priestly purposes and the problem of no archaeological evidence may merely be the result of edits that changed times and places.

    By some accounts the Temple of Solomon the Great is the same as the Temple of Suleiman the Magnificent and that temple still exists.

    Better not to go there.
     
  14. Bloke

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    Nice :)
     

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