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By James Wasserman

A completely illustrated historical past of the Temple of Solomon

• Examines the Temple of Solomon within the Hebrew Scriptures, the hot testomony, and Apocryphal writings

• Explores its function within the founding of Freemasonry, the legends of the Knights Templar, the doctrines of the Kabbalah, and the lessons of Islam

• Explains the sacred nature of the Temple Mount--the website of the Temple of Solomon--and the secrets and techniques that could nonetheless be hidden there

• Richly illustrated, together with many images and photographs from infrequent files

The non secular center of many esoteric societies, the Temple of Solomon was once positioned atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a website honored via the 3 nice monotheistic religions because the intersection of Divine and human. equipped through King Solomon on the height of old Israel’s strength, the Temple of Solomon housed the golden Ark of the Covenant in its Holy of Holies, a sacred chamber the place you will speak at once with God. Centuries after the temple’s destruction, the Temple Mount was once used because the headquarters for the Knights Templar through the Crusades, and numerous legends have come down throughout the centuries concerning the secrets and techniques they might have exposed there, together with discovery of the Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant.

Richly illustrated with biblical and Masonic illustrations, photos, and historical and glossy paintings--many from infrequent archives--this ebook explores the Temple of Solomon within the Hebrew Scriptures, the hot testomony, and Apocryphal writings in addition to its function within the founding of Freemasonry, the legends of the Knights Templar, the doctrines of the Kabbalah, and Muhammad’s visionary trip from the Temple Mount during the heavens. trying to comprehend the robust wish of many faiths and mystery societies to re-create the temple via ritual and prayer, James Wasserman explains why it used to be outfitted, the mystical forces King Solomon can have utilized in its construction, what its destruction intended for Jews and Christians alike, and why the Knights Templar in addition to a number of glossy mystery societies named their orders after it. Detailing the sacred structure of this completely proportioned mystical edifice via phrases and paintings, the writer finds the Temple of Solomon because the confirmation of God’s presence in human affairs, the religious root of Western tradition, and an incredible monument to the Divine approximately forgotten in today’s secular occasions yet sorely had to bridge the divide among our old prior and our religious destiny.

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Sexual behavior legislation of sexual behavior integrated distinct prohibitions opposed to incest. “After the doings of the land of Egypt, in which ye dwelt, shall ye now not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I deliver you, shall ye now not do: neither shall ye stroll of their ordinances” (Leviticus 18:3). the entire context of the caution indicates incest to were very common. 17 Sexual family in the course of menstruation have been additionally forbidden. Homosexuality and bestiality have been categorized as abominations. the once a year fairs the main gala's have been defined in which the folk have been to collect jointly as a neighborhood. the 1st is the Sabbath, the 7th day, on which no paintings is to be performed. The Passover dinner party within the spring is a competition within which the 1st culmination of the harvest are to be provided with animal sacrifice. The pageant of Weeks (Pentecost or Shavuot), fifty days later, demands an supplying of recent grain besides animal sacrifice. within the 7th month at the 9th day is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). The pageant of cubicles (Tents or Sukkot) follows at the 15th day of the 7th month and lasts seven days. It commemorates the folk having lived in tents in the course of the Exodus and upon their arrival within the Promised Land. 18 normal Statutes extra statutes of moral uprightness repeat numerous of the 10 Commandments, yet different legislation got to boot. the perimeters of fields weren't to be harvested, nor vineyards to be stripped naked, in order that sustenance will be on hand for the bad and the sojourner. Kindness has to be proven to the infirm; judgment is to be neutral, favoring neither the wealthy nor the bad; slander is forbidden; “thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Leviticus 19:18). recognize for the aged was once further to the commandment approximately reverence for fogeys. The consulting of wizards and mediums used to be forbidden. Kindness was once to be proven to immigrants; honesty was once to be practiced in company transactions. consequences for numerous infractions got in Leviticus 20 and have been critical. An incident of blasphemy is recorded in Leviticus 24 that used to be punished through dying via stoning from the assembled group. extra principles of behavior are The Jubilee the idea that of the Jubilee is brought in Leviticus 25. each fifty years, a trumpet was once to sound in the course of the land at the Day of Atonement. It heralded the time within which land will be back to its unique possession. the assumption used to be that every little thing belonged to God, for that reason possession was once a kind of rent from God. It used to be applicable to promote the rights to land use to elevate funds whilst wanted, however it might finally must be back to the landlord and his 17 See Leviticus 18:1–18. 18 See appendix three for extra at the Jewish vacations. eighty three moses, the tabernacle, and the legislations descendants as exact through God within the ebook of Numbers (see bankruptcy 5). Sale costs have been to be calculated opposed to the coming of the Jubilee. estate got at first will be dearer than estate got close to the tip of the cycle.

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