A most fascinating subject for research is King Solomons Temple, for a number of reasons:
* Ancient scripture tells us that the Ark of Covenant (an object that Moses received directly from God) was placed there.
* It is rumored that the Knights Templar or their descendants removed the Ark and are now protecting it.
* In the allegories of Freemasonry the Temple relates to the Illumination of mankind
* According to a more secret tradition, there are vaults beneath the Temple that were built before the great flood by Enoch to save information
destroyed in Atlantis.
* King Solomon was the richest person of his times and many of his treasures have yet to be found.
* Where once the center of Judaism stood, today stands the muslim "Dome of the Rock", symbolizing the conflict between the three Abrahamic Religions
who are laying claim to the place.
* Excavations and Archaeological Research have been suppressed due to religious sensitivities.
The first Temple was built around 1000 B.C. and, according to Rabbinical sources, stood 410 years. Back then it was reported to be the grandest sight
in the world. It is said that the Ark of the Covenant
was first placed in the
before it was brought to the Temple. The Tabernacle is the portable or flying
"dwelling place of God", a device which accompanied the Jewish people on their journey. It is said that God did not want David to build a Temple
for the Ark (which is also described as a vessel
) because David had shed blood in wars. It was therefore Davids son, Solomon, who became the
King of Israel and built the Temple. The temple was built by Hiram of Tyre and his Master Craftsman Hiram Abiff (who were the founders of Freemasonry,
according to masonic legend).
The Ark of the Covenant, which contained the Stone Tablets with Gods Ten Commandments, a jar of "manna" and a miraculous and powerful device called
was placed in a special inner room of the Temple called "The Holy of Holies". The
exact measurements and colors of the Temples interior can be found in this basic article on King
After the first temple was destroyed, the Jews built a second Temple on the "Temple Mount" which was later destroyed by the Romans. In the 6th
Century muslims built the "Dome of the Rock" on the Temple Mount. Todays Jewish "Wailing Wall" is the last remaining part of the Temple.
Apart from Discussion the purpose of this thread is also research...my added research and the research of whoever wishes to contribute. There are
hundreds of political, historical, religious and metaphysical paths that branch off of this subject and there is so much more to discover. Learning
more about the Temple and attempts to rebuild the Temple may uncover the origins and secrets of the Abrahamic Religions (Christianity, Judaism,
Islam), the secrets of Freemasonry, the persecution of Jews throughout the ages and more.
Surrounding Solomon are several devices that are suggestive of technological gadgets. One of them is...
1. Solomons Magic Carpet
when Solomon sat upon the carpet he was caught up by the wind, and sailed through the air so quickly that he breakfasted at Damascus and supped in
According to the Quran Solomon not only created amazing buildings but also had a "Magic Carpet" with which he could "command the wind" and do "a
months journey by evening". As a months journey was back then about 1200 kilometres, some researchers estimate that Solomons "carpet" went 77 mph
and to Solomon (we made) the wind (subservient and obedient): its early morning (stride) was a month's (journey), and its evening (stride) was a
month's (journey); and we made a font of molten brass to flow for him; and there were jinn that worked in front of him, by the leave of his lord, and
if any of them turned aside from our command, we made him taste of the penalty of the blazing fire.
Surah (Chapter) 34:12
From the sound of this, Solomon could also melt metals and shape them for his buildings. The flying carpet perhaps explains how Solomon could travel
to so many places and have so many women (as the Bible says).
I will go into other gadgets that seem suggestive of advanced technology later. For now, some of the questions raised are: Where is all of Solomons
Gold? What is it about the Temple Mount that disallows for Archaeological Excavation? How were the Templars involved and where did they hide their
goods? What are the different places the Ark is rumoured to be hidden?