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Details about  1878 FREEMASONRY OCCULT ANTIQUITIES King Solomon Temple KNIGHTS TEMPLAR Masonic


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Jun 08, 2014
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Binding: Leather Year Printed: 1878
Subject: Fraternal, Social Organizations Special Attributes: Illustrated
Topic: Freemasonry Origin: American
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Original 1878 DeLuxe Edition of “Masonic Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled” by M. Wolcott Redding :: Published by Masonic Publishing Union: New York :: Measures 5 1/2 x 8" :: Complete with 403 Pages

This amazing book details Masonic Antiquities or the Orient containing concise descriptions of the ruins of King Solomon's Cities, together with those of forty of the most ancient and renowned cities of the east, including Babylon, Nineveh, Damascus, and Shushan." Throughout, the book is Embellished with beautiful lithographs and seventy full-page engravings. This book contains four amazing large fold-outs, including a large color plan of Jerusalem and Its Ruins. From the origin of the Human Race to the Knights Templars to the Crucifixion of Christ, Antiquities of the Orient uncovers the unsolved mysteries of each occult subject. A masonic enthusiast will find this work indispensable.

More than just a travel account, the Preface states:

“In the ordinary works of Eastern travelers and writers, so much space is given to incidents of travel, and the speculation of travelers, that but little room is left for a description of antiquities and relics

The aim of this work is to comprise in a convenient compass the results of all the important explorations and excavations made in the East, especially among the ruins of King Solomon's cities. To this end, this work has been made strictly descriptive and historical; yet containing only enough of history to render the subject intelligible. By this plan a description of the ruins, as now seen, of forty of the most famous cities of antiquity is given in the space of this volume.”

VERY GOOD CONDITION: Tightly bound, solid hinges, generally clean pages, tape repair to the Orient Map, covers in good shape, complete with all pages; overall an excellent copy.


CHAPTER I. – MORIAH AND THE TEMPLE OF KING SOLOMON: Mount Moriah—The Temple Area, or Enclosure—Wilson’s Arch—Robinson’s Arch—Masonic Hall—Foundation Walls of the Temple—South, West, and East Gates—Dome of the Rock—Mosque El Aska.

CHAPTER II. – THE PRIVATE MARKS OF THE BUILDERS AND THE REMARKABLE ANCIENT QUARRY UNDER JERUSALEM: Marks found on stones in the foundation walls of the temple area—Marks found in Samaria and Herron.

CHAPTER III – PLACES HISTORICALLY CONNECTED WITH SOLOMON’S TEMPLE AND THE BUILDERS: Ancient Tyre, Hiram’s Tomb—Joppa—Mt. Lebanon—Pass of the Jordan—Hebron, its important relics of Antiquity, and singular Mosque—The Ruins of Beeroth—Kirjath Jearim—Samaria, Church of St. John—King Solomon’s Store Cities, Baalbek—Tadmore—Hamath and Gebal—The Ruins of Beeroth—Kirjath—Jearim—Samaria, Church of St. John.

CHAPTER IV. – THE CRADLE OF THE HUMAN RACE: The Garden of Eden—Amount Ararat—The dispersion of the people—their location, of the places occupied by them—the first settlements of the human family.

CHAPTER V. – THE FIRST CITIES BUILT, THEIR RISE, FALL, AND RUINS, AS NOW SEEN: The ruins of Babylon—Errch—Accad—Calneth—Nineveh—Damascus

CHAPTER VI. – THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR: Origin of the order—the fatal Battle of Hattin—Massacre of the Knights—Description of the remarkable ancient City of Kerak, A Stronghold of the Knights 

CHAPTER VII.—PYTHAGORAS: His Birthplace, Education, Travels, Philosophy, Great Influence and Renown, and Tragic Termination of his Career.

CHAPTER VIII.—EGYPTIAN MYSTERIES: Singular Rites and Ceremonies pertaining thereto—The First Form of Initiation ever practiced.

CHAPTER IX. – JERUSALEM – IT’S ORIGIN AND SKETCH OF ITS HISTORY: Origin—assault and capture of the city by David—David’s Death—He is succeeded by Solomon, who builds the Magnificent Temple, and the Store Cities—Siege of Jerusalem by Titus, it is taken at midnight—Wanton destruction of the Temple by Fire.

CHAPTER X. – A SKETCH OF THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CITY AND ADJOINING COUNTRY: Jerusalem—Valley of Jehoshaphat—Valley of Hinnom—The Tyropeon—Walls—Via Dolorosa—David Street

CHAPTER XI. – RELICS, OBJECTS, AND PLACES OF INTEREST: Ancient Pottery—Lamps—Knives and other relics—Zion bridge—Ancient Castle of David—Gates of the City—pools—fountains—Valley of Jehoshaphat—Village of Siloam—Ancient Tombs and Vaults—Valley of Hinnom—Aceldama, the Field of Blood—The Valley of Murder—Athlete—Ruins of the Works of the Ancient Builders—Ruins of Pergamos


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