Community – An Explanation of Five Orders of Masonry copied May 9, 1845

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    Part of Community – An Explanation of Five Orders of Masonry copied May 9, 1845

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    From Page 13 in Book The Past Master's or fourth Degree in Masonry As this order is merly a ceremony before you can obtain the superexcellent order of the R. Arch, little is to be said on the subject]- No. 4: The representation of the Ark of the covenant that was borne by the High Priest at the time that they surrounded the walls of Jericho seven times, making long blasts with their Ram's horns, &c. The Seven Lights on ...
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    Part of Community – An Explanation of Five Orders of Masonry copied May 9, 1845

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    which were cast off, & his hand over his eyes, as a sympathetic sign of reverence & humility. 5 "The representation of the High priest's Mitre whareon is a plate of gold, engraved Holiness to the Lord." 5. Twelve lights placed in a triangular foirm, is to represent the Twelve stones that was laid on the banks of the river Jordan, also to the Twelve tribes of Israel, &c and was placed at Gilgal, on the east border of Jerico, these stones were named ...
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    and Eleazar and Phineas was to be their G. Wardens so Joshua & Caleb brought Moses down by night & buried him privately, in the easternmost part of the valley of pisgath Mount as it was Moses's last desire, & to be kept secret from all the congregation of Israel, for fear they might revolt or rebel &c &c (see Page 17.) 5 Moses & Aaron were installed in power & invested with all the apparlel of High ...
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    [sideways text] Tribes of SIsrael Names of Tribes Judah Issachar Zebulon Reuben Simeon Gad Ephraim Manassah Benjamin Dan Asher Napthali Moses and Aaron Gershon Kohath Merari Names of Leaders Nashan Nathaniel Eliab Elizur
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    Page 1st from page 38 second Part A further Account of King Solomons Temple. The prodigiousness of the work may be understood by the number of the men employed in this structure, their being 10,000 men per month in Lebanon to hew down timber; 70,000 to carry burdens, 80,000 to hew the stones, & 3,300 overseers who were all employed for secven seven years. There was another edifice built over the Temple of the same dimensions with itself & makes the whole height 120 cubits, and the ...
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    they were of stone so thick as three men could scarscely fathom them; none less than fifteen cubits & of the Corinthian order, beautiful to a wonder; the windows bends those in the pavement to let light into the appartments under ground were 2,246 & the length of the wall which inclosed the Temple was 3,081 cubits, and six cubits & a hands breadth thick, and betwixt this wall & the porch of the gentiles, was 37 1/2 cubits broad, & 768 cubits long. In the middle of the Temple there stood the
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    joined by golden nails the heads of which were of curious workmanship, each of those nails were 25 ounces of gold, with most precious jewles jewels, of various coulours, set in & stone like the stars in the firmament. There belonged to the Temple 440,000 vessels of gold and 1,340,000 of silver, which took up 108,000 talents and 2,000 shekels of gold, in the whole amounting to 1,817,654,024 Roman gold crowns, & of silver a million of talents, which is 1,465,480,000 more such crowns; all ...
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    of oil, & 75 wine gallons, & alone five pints each, which was the contents of the [ear] for liquids; he gave them likewise 20,000 measures of wine, of the same contents. He gave the King of Egypt as much; and the Tyrian workman all, yearly, 120,000 measures of wheat, and as many of Barley; so that all the workmen had evry year, 602,850 measures of wheat, & as many of Barley; so that all the workman had evry year besides 602,850 measures of wine, & the like quantity of oil ...
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    they were suffered therefore to be forbid; and in Exod. Chapt. 28, saying these are the garments which they shall make, this they say excludes all that are not here named, & Moses being commanded at the burning bush to put off his shoes, for the ground on which he stood was Holy, for the same reason— because of the extryaordinary presence of God then in that place, they make a further argument for it. For say they, the Temple was all Holy, for the same reason ...
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    see if this is recorded in the Book T. B. C. was exhalted to the dignity of a God under the appellation of Vulcan, this was the first instance of mortal man being Deified, & it took place in the seventh generation from Adam The Father of Hiram King of Tyre was Abibalus & was the first artificers upon earth in those days. There followed Masonic Songs from the following [illegible] [teach[er]s] in the same Book from which ...