reply to post by LUXUS
It think you are getting your myths and metaphors mixed up. Moses did not use a gem to cut other stones or to inscribe in the Tablets of the Decalog.
According to the Talmudic scholars he used the ''finger of god''.
The later legend and the cutting of stones for Solomon's Temple comes from the Arab legend. This mentions the Shamir that had been taken by the Samur
who lived in the mountains west of Jerusalem. There is a load of nonsense (myth) about Hoppoe birds carrying the shamir back, but there are an army of
guys using them to cut the stones. They are in fact the devices I describe in the Ark Manual, which as far as I know is the ONLY book that tells you
how to make an Ark and perform the miracles of the OT.
By virtue of the backward link from Solomon, who had incidentally lost possession of the Shamir, the silent masons were called apon again to use the
same device to quitely cut the stones for the Temple. Funny that a king had to keep the noise down whilst building it. It does not say much for his
divine right as king.
Anyway as the Shamir was used there to cut stones silently and inscribe in the tablets of the Ark, one can combine the traits and get an idea as to
what it was used for and how potent it was. The Finger of God is also pictured in the Ark Manual, the Shamir worm sat on the tip of the finger and was
the cutting part of the device.
Adobe walls would be easy to knock down as would lighting burning bushes. With a power rating of 10-20MW per sq meter it is easy to understand how the
device can go hroguh just about anything. IT is also easy to grasp why it was so revered in antiquity. There are countless examples of these devices
still on display in the museums. So many in fact that local antiques markets still sell the ancient technology (admittedly not as potent as the
shamir) but the same tool all the same.
As for the best of the rest:
Sound requires energy to generate, it would be more efficient to use the ancient percussive device directly.
Bird spit, whilst a nice idea it would take a flock or two of irds to generate that much acid, tho possible.
Gems, well thats just magic
Hammerstones and chisels don't exactly add up to silent accurate cutting.
Which leaves the shamir with a real working mechanic based on simple science. Anyone can build one if they follow the instructions in the Ark
Good luck with the rest