posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 11:06 PM
reply to post by tekheletorah
I hav head there are many link or deatils symbolic of a connection, inspiration shared etc.
While I have never sat down to study Judaic symbolism I can state fairly certain that the symbols them selves are not Jewish at all..
A good portion of Masonic teachings, as an allegory of course, come from the Old Testament, which is also the Jewish Torah.
The same can be said for the Scottish Rite, that Old Testament teachings are prevalent however so are some New Testament. In the York Rite it is
exclusively Christian I am told, I am not a York Rite Mason and have not been through the degrees.
However, I do not see this to mean that Masonry is actually Jewish at all, for one both Christian and Jews read the Old Testament so you could say it
is still primarily Christian teachings that are used in allegorical displays to convey a meaning to the general population of initiated Masons, which
happen to be Christian, thus better understood.
Hope that cleared some up a bit, though Masonic Light would probably give you the best answer, he is far more knowledgeable when it comes to the
symbols and mysticism of Masonry.