reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
Concerning your signature:
"Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.
Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem.
Quo usque tandem abutere patentia nostra?
Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris."
English: "Furthermore, I think Carthage must be destroyed". Why would a Mason, a doer of "good works", utter such despicable words?
Wikipedia must be consulted:
Phoenician colonists from modern-day Lebanon, led by Queen Dido (Elissa) founded Carthage. Queen Elissa (also known as "Alissar"), was an exiled
princess of the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre. (Your founder, Hiram Abiff, is of Tyre. It is the root of the word, Tyrant...)
At its peak, the metropolis she founded, Carthage, came to be called the "shining city". In the Aeneid, Queen Dido, the Greek name for Queen
Elissa, is first introduced as an extremely respected character. In just seven years, since their exodus from Tyre, the Carthaginians have rebuilt a
successful kingdom under her rule. Her subjects adore her and present her with a festival of praise. Her character is perceived by Virgil as even more
noble when she offers asylum to Aeneas and his men, who have recently escaped from Troy.
The fall of Carthage came at the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC at the Battle of Carthage. Despite initial devastating Roman naval losses
and Rome's recovery from the brink of defeat after the terror of a 15-year occupation of much of Italy by Hannibal, the end of the series of wars
resulted in the end of Carthaginian power and the complete destruction of the city by Scipio Aemilianus. The Romans pulled the Phoenician warships out
into the harbor and burned them before the city, and went from house to house, capturing, raping and enslaving the people. Fifty thousand
Carthaginians were sold into slavery. The city was set ablaze, and razed to the ground, leaving only ruins and rubble.
Who is "Hiram Abiff", the "Master Craftsman" of Tyre?
He goes by many names but he is best known as, "Satan".
Hiram I (Hebrew: חִירָם, "high-born"; Standard Hebrew Ḥiram, Tiberian vocalization Ḥîrām, Modern Arabic: حيرام), according to the
Hebrew Bible, was the Phoenician king of Tyre. He reigned from 980 to 947 BC, succeeding his father, Abibaal. Hiram was succeeded as king of Tyre by
his son Baal-Eser I. The Bible says that he allied himself with King David of the United Kingdom of Israel as well as that the status of both Kings
was equal and that the treaty between them was a parity treaty (2 Samuel 05:11, 1 Kings 05:01, 1 Chronicles 14:01). After the death of King David,
Solomon, a son of David, succeeded to David's throne and Hiram continued the relation with Israel through King Solomon.
Hiram (often spelled Huram), a craftsman of great skill sent from Tyre. 2 Chronicles 2:13-14 relates a formal request from King Solomon of
Jerusalem to King Hiram I of Tyre, for workers and for materials to build a new temple; King Hiram responds "And now I have sent a skillful man,
endowed with understanding, Huram my master craftsman (the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre), skilled to work
in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, purple and blue, fine linen and crimson, and to make any engraving and to accomplish any plan
which may be given to him, with your skillful men and with the skillful men of my lord David your father." In the original Hebrew version of 2
Chronicles 2:13, the phrase translated above as "Huram my master craftsman" is "ḤWRM 'BY" Ḥiram 'abi.
I am the Word, and I am of The Father.
Your "imagined" power over the sons of man ends.
THE DAY OF THE LORD IS COME