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Originally posted by getreadyalready
You are correct about connections to astrology and kabbalah, but not numerology. You are probably mistaking geometry and architecture with numerology. Sacred Geometry and ancient astronomy would probably be a better description and kabbalah is actually just old testament scripture.
The first thing, then, that we notice in this symbol of the acacia, is, that it had been always consecrated from among the other trees of the forest by the sacred purposes to which it was devoted. By the Jew the tree from whose wood the sanctuary of the tabernacle and the holy ark had been constructed would ever be viewed as more sacred than ordinary trees. The early Masons, therefore, very naturally appropriated this hallowed plant to the equally sacred purpose of a symbol which was to teach an important divine truth in all ages to come.
The coffin is an obvious image to identify with the emblems of mortality. But its depiction is open to much interpretation. Almost uniformly shown with a sprig of acacia, the coffin will also be marked with either a pentagram or a five-pointed star. Whether the variations are the results of esoteric interpretation or the limitations of the engraver’s art is an unanswered question.
Originally posted by Max_TO
I did however manage to translate the Hebrew , it says metal .