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Solomon’s Imperfect Temple—Part II

August 27, 2013

As a metaphor in stone, the overall house of the First Temple treats the dimensions of Mind as if they are more significant than the dimensions of Time and Space. This bars the enlightened understanding that Time and Space are extensions of Mind, and that space-time-mind exist and function together as One, as the living Omniverse. The flawed design obscures the fact that, in plain language: the Creator permeates Creation. A thousand years later Jesus corrected earlier misperceptions; yet, another two thousand years after revealing the truth, few people are hearing and grasping what he meant when he said such things as: “The kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). 

No physical ruins exist to aid us in making a model of the First Temple. Artistic renderings attempting to provide a visual representation express one of various interpretations of the description given in the Tanakh and draw upon studies of Phoenician and Roman temples in an effort to shape reasonable speculations, some of which are clearly wrong. The vestibule, for example, was an extension of the house and did not use floor space within the house as some schematic drawings depict. 

One thing is certain: that scripture describes the Holy of Holies, or “inner house” as having the dimensions of a cube and describes the outer portion of the house as having a height that was ten cubits higher. For the entirety of the house to represent an accurate metaphor in stone of the construct of Omniverse, the ceiling needs to be the height of twenty cubits throughout, such that one could imagine sliding it all together into one perfect cube of space-time-mind. How could such an error have occurred? 

There are only two plausible explanations for the flaw: (1) ignorance of the foundational principles of Nature, or (2) intentional obfuscation for the sake of occulting knowledge. Or, as we conclude and explain below, it was a combination of the two. Solomon’s ignorance together with disingenuous aid provided to him by the King of Tyre (who worshipped a different god) led to the application and scriptural recording of measurements that fail to express the principles integral to the structure of Omniverse. 

As presented in Part I, David and then Solomon were responsible for the project although neither was without character flaws for a task of this type. And not being architects, how did they go about determining what the design should be? Where did they turn to for the design-engineering and blueprinting tasks? Unlike Moses—a prophet given specific instructions for building the Ark of the Covenant—there is no indication that David or Solomon received details supernaturally. Instead, it is clear from the scriptures (1 Kings 5) that Solomon turned to Hiram, King of Tyre, for help. 

Solomon admitted to King Hiram that he lacked the capacity to do much more than burn sacrifices in a Temple to Yahweh (2 Chronicles 2), so he asked Hiram to send him a man up to the task. Hiram sent a master craftsman named Huram Abi, a widow’s son, skilled in working with any and all materials, from cloth to stone, a man “endued with understanding” (Darby translation), able to “accomplish any plan” (King James Version). Oddly, the Old Testament makes no direct mention of the precise source or making of the blueprints, but by recognizing Huram Abi as Freemasonry’s Hiram Abiff we conclude that Huram designed and engineered the Temple and supervised its construction. 

If Freemasonry’s telling of Hiram/Huram’s fate is historically sound, Huram was murdered by three Temple priests after refusing to divulge the secrets that he had embedded in its design. Whether he was killed or not, the greater secret held by Huram of Tyre is that he intentionally undermined the project, thereby preventing future efforts to learn secrets about the Creator and Creation that would otherwise have been accessible through a decoding of his work. Little by little, PluribusOne™ is revealing those secrets.