posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:58 AM
reply to post by no1smootha
Ok why this could not simply be flint or diamond.
Firstly the Shamir is described as a green stone so that is diamond out of the question because diamonds are obviously not green.
Lets remember that king Solomon’s temple had to be built without sound so any hammer made from whatever stone you like is out of the question as it
will make noise upon striking another stone.
The Shamir was supposed to be a fragment the size of a barley-corn, so again cant be a stone hammer.
The Shamir is said to carve stone without making chippings i.e. the stone literally disintegrates, again rules out stone hammers.
The Shamir had to be wrapped in wool and placed in a lead box because any other container would burst under its “gaze”. Again can not be a simple
It was king Solomon’s prize possession! Can you imagine a flint hammer being king Solomon’s prize possession, a man who had literally tons of gold
Stone, metal, wood and diamond was said to be cut by simply being shown to the Shamir ie you just had to point it at the stone you needed to cut,
again cannot be a stone hammer.
The Shamir was said to have been either lost or had lost its potency (stopped working) by the time of the destruction of the First Temple at the hands
of Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C. Again why would a stone hammer stop working and again if it was simply the use of stone hammers they could go make more
Lastly it was “the secret” that hiram abiff was murdered for according to operative freemasonry. Would you imagine that the highest secret of
freemasonry " that which was lost" is a stone hammer....probably not.
edit on 5-7-2012 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)