By Christopher Knight
It begun as a private quest to unearth the origins in their order’s historical rituals—but 14 years when they all started their seek, Freemasons Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas have chanced on even more. The ebook of Hiram brings their venture to an grand shut, because it painstakingly rebuilds the long-forgotten tale inside the scattered rites and ceremonies of Freemasonry and places forth explosive proof drawn from the most recent archeological discoveries, the Bible, and early types of Masonic rituals. What it unearths is “The Masonic Testament,”a parallel narrative to the Bible, with occasions that cross unmentioned or not noted in these sacred pages—including a mystery technological know-how of astronomy that they locate encoded within the Bible. The examine concludes with the startling revelation: misplaced technological know-how that modified the area earlier than, might swap it once more.
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The east-west line marks the equinox, the point of equilibrium between the two solstices when there are twelve hours of day and twelve of darkness. The three degrees of Craft Freemasonry could therefore be seen as entirely astronomical. First the total novice is given information on the line of the Sun at dawn on the summer solstice, then he is advanced to the second degree on the line of the winter solstice, and finally he is made a Master Mason on the line that precisely bisects the previous two: the equinoctial line that occurs once in spring and once in the autumn.
What did strike us, as we read this two-hundred-year-old printed ritual book, was that it seemed to be extremely familiar with early Jewish traditions and legends that were only recovered and confirmed in detail during archaeological excavations carried out within the last fifty years. This printed version of an older verbal ritual seemed to be preserving the story of a tradition of Canaanite temple building which was not recorded either in the Bible or in other early sources we were familiar with.
This realisation led us to try to reconstruct the complete story which had once been told by Masonic ritual. It took a long time to complete the task but, as we will show, we have reconstructed an alternative account of history as told in the discarded and censored rituals of Freemasonry. It is told in the Masonic Testament to be found in Part Two of the book. The website that Robert created has now been adopted by Bradford University and is freely available for anyone interested in the, arguably, more authentic rituals of Freemasonry.