The Temple of Solomon by James Wasserman

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 which may nonetheless be hidden there ' Richly illustrated, together with many photographs and pictures from infrequent data The non secular center of many esoteric societies, the Temple of Solomon was once situated atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a website honored through the 3 nice monotheistic religions because the intersection of Divine and human. equipped by means of King Solomon on the top of historical Israel's strength, the Temple of Solomon housed the golden Ark of the Covenant in its Holy of Holies, a sacred chamber the place possible converse without delay with God. Centuries after the temple's destruction, the Temple Mount used to be used because the headquarters for the Knights Templar through the Crusades, and numerous legends have come down during 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 historic and glossy paintings--many from infrequent archives--this e-book explores the Temple of Solomon within the Hebrew Scriptures, the recent testomony, and Apocryphal writings in addition to its position 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 in the course of the heavens. looking to comprehend the strong wish of many faiths and mystery societies to re-create the temple via ritual and prayer, James Wasserman explains why it used to be equipped, the paranormal forces King Solomon could have utilized in its construction, what its destruction intended for Jews and Christians alike, and why the Knights Templar in addition to numerous sleek 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 a tremendous monument to the Divine approximately forgotten in today's secular occasions yet sorely had to bridge the divide among our historical prior and our non secular destiny.

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The Lord announced His name Jehovah to Moses for the first time in Exodus 6:3. He renewed His pledge to bring them forth from Egypt to the Promised Land. He also made the soon-to-be familiar proclamation: “I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians” (Exodus 6:7). The people would not listen to Moses because their spirits had been broken. God again ordered Moses to Pharaoh but Moses demurred.

Take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat of the fat of the land” (Genesis 45:18). They traveled to Canaan to retrieve their father and his household. On the journey to Egypt, Jacob/ Israel stopped to offer sacrifice at Beer-sheba, where the Lord told him not to fear. “I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will surely bring thee up again” (Genesis 46:4). Seventy people traveled with Jacob/Israel to Egypt. He blessed Pharaoh upon their meeting and lived in Egypt seventeen years.

He gave Moses further instruction to declare to the Israelites that “The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations” (Exodus 3:15). Moses continued to vacilate, hesitant about accepting the mission. God gave him miraculous signs that he might use to convince the people and Pharaoh of his power. These included changing his staff into a snake and then back to a staff; turning his hand leprous white and then healing it; and pouring Nile water on the ground where it would turn to blood.

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