posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:59 AM
Contextual ties between Hiram Abiff and Mormon Joseph Smith (English surname meaning "metal worker, blacksmith", derived from Old English smitan
"to smite, to hit") behindthename.com
Wikipedia: On Hiram Abiff of Tyre/Carthage
HIRAM Abiff (other spellings "Hurum", "Abif", and "Huram-Abi") is a character who figures prominently in an ALLEGORICAL play that
is presented during the third degree of Craft Freemasonry.
HIRAM, 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.
According to Roman sources, 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.
Wikipedia: On Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism
Smith, beginning in the early 1820s he had visions, in one of which an angel directed him to a buried book of GOLDEN plates. The Smith family
supplemented its meager farm income by TREASURE-DIGGING. Joseph claimed an ability to use SEER STONES for locating lost items and buried treasure.
Smith said he was visited at night by an angel named Moroni, who revealed the location of a buried book of GOLDEN PLATES as well as other artifacts,
including a breastplate and a set of SILVER spectacles with lenses composed of seer stones, Smith began BUILDING A TEMPLE in Kirtland. With his
family, he also took part in religious folk MAGIC. On June 27, 1844, an armed mob with blackened faces stormed CARTHAGE Jail where Smith and HYRUM
were being held....Book of Mormon witness HIRAM Page used his seer stone to locate the American New Jerusalem prophesied by the Book of Mormon.
Around June 1838, recent convert Sampson Avard formed a covert organization called the DANITES to intimidate Mormon dissenters and oppose anti-Mormon