Well here we go then:
The Widow's Son
In 1997, Evidence was discovered, that the true symbolic origin of the Drama of
Hiram Abiff, may have been a real life actual event. The murdered King, or 'King
that was Lost' may have been Seqenenre Tao II of Egypt, 1554BC. Egyptologists
have now dated Seqenenre's rule to 1558 - 1554BC. King Seqenenre was killed by
at least two separate, distinctively different weapons. An Axe, a pointed iron
rod or possibly a stone maul. The placement and shapes of the skull shattering
marks on the mummy's head are only part of the proof.
"Some of these seventeenth-century manuscripts [preserving the 'Old Charges'] do
not refer to Hiram Abif, which has led some to believe that the character was an
invention of this relatively recent period. However, the name Hiram Abif was
only one designation for this central figure; he is also referred to as Aymon,
Aymen, Amnon, A Man or Amen and sometimes Bennaim. It is said that Amen is said
to be the Hebrew word for 'the trusted one' or 'the faithful one', which fits
the role of Hiram Abif perfectly. But we also know that Amon or Amen is the name
of the ancient creator god of Thebes, the city of Sequenere Tao II. Could there
be an ancient linkage here?"
"To the initiated Builder the name Hiram Abiff signifies 'My Father, the
Universal Spirit, one in essence, three in aspect.' Thus the murdered Master is
a type of the Cosmic Martyr - the crucified Spirit of Good, the dying god -
whose Mystery is celebrated throughout the world."
"The efforts made to discover the origin of the Hiramic legend show that, while
the legend in its present form is comparatively modern, its underlying
principles run back to remotest antiquity. It is generally admitted by modern
Masonic scholars that the story of the martyred Hiram is based upon the Egyptian
rites of Osiris, whose death and resurrection figuratively portrayed the
spiritual death of man and his regeneration through initiation into the
Mysteries. Hiram is also identified with Hermes through the inscription on the
The True King and Master of Egypt - 1554BC
In this instance the word King was exclusive. A word only used to describe what
the Egyptians called their True King and Solar Lord. ..The Right of the
Egyptians to be 'Sons of God' and the 'Caretakers' of God's Word was given to
them by the 'Olai', who were direct descendents of the 'Star Regents of
Atlantis'. God was called ' The Law of One' by the Atlantians.
..from the readings of Edgar Cayce
"When these Star Regents left that land, they left the rulership on the hands of
''Caretakers', who were the 'Children of the Nephilim'. The Nephilim are other
world beings who were from the 'fallen heaven', having created these 'children'
whom Thoth calls the 'Nomads'. They transferred the power and mysteries to the
'Umosejhe', meaning 'caretakers', with the understanding that in the future the
Olai would return to put into motion the spiritual birth of the 'Child', who
centuries later would incarnate in living flesh as the greatest of the
History would know this 'Child' as "Jesus Christ".
taken from.. 'New Age Bible interpretation Old Testament, Volume I', by Corinne
but because God has only 'one begotten Son', he has many other names and faces.
This site will include those 'other' Sons.
Sequenere Tao II?
"The only reasonable explanation that we had come across regarding the actual
name of the Masonic hero was that Hiram meant 'noble' or 'kingly' in Hebrew,
while Abif has been identified as old French for 'lost one', giving a literal
description of 'the king that was lost'." "Masonic ritual refers to Hiram Abif
as the 'Son of the Widow'... In Egyptian legend the first Horus was uniquely
conceived after his father's death and therefore his mother was a widow even
before his conception. It seemed logical therefore that all those who thereafter
became Horus, i.e. the kings of Egypt, would also describe themselves as 'Son of
The newly installed King became the God-Man, Horus, only after he was "raised
from the dead" in a living resurrection ceremony. The words to this ritual were
never written on any scroll, but they were handed down, learned and remembered
word for word. "Although there is evidence for a generic connection between the
Craft and the Ancient Mysteries, there is no explanation of how the material
might have been transmitted or how the tradition could remain hidden through the
rigors of the Dark Ages and the probing of the Inquisition."
The King that had 'died' and had post-presently been the God Horus, would become
the God Osiris at death providing 'the secret ritual words were spoken' and he
was 'resurrected' to the ultimate position of being the 'God of the Dead' and
the 'King of the Underworld'. Osiris, becoming immortal, could return to the
earth and 'incarnate' into a mortal man. In this state he could 'teach' the
people, be a 'civilizer' and 'legislator' and then return from whence he came.
If the King-God Osiris had lived a righteous life, if he was free of sin, he
achieved the status of being 'A MASTER in Heaven'. This consists of his soul
being weighed against the 'Feather of Maat'. If his soul is lighter than the
feather, Osiris becomes a Master. As Osiris departs, Horus becomes the New
God-King.. The Book of the Dead (from about 1800 BC),...reads very much like an
oratorio. Although there is no evidence that it was actually performed, the
ritual is full of theatrical elements. It describes the journey of the soul,
brought after death by the jackal-headed god Anubis into the Hall of Truth,
where the dead man's heart is weighed against a feather. If the heart, made
light by goodness, does not outweigh the feather, then the soul is brought
before Osiris and granted immortality. ..here Anubis checks the accuracy of the
balance, Thoth records the results and Ammit prepares to gobble down hearts
ladden with sin.
The Ceremony was not only secret, but preformed and known only by the two Senior
Priests of the Temple of Amen-Re, the Sun God. The Egyptians believed in Eternal
Life and they went to great extremes to insure that the King achieved this. Only
the One True Living God could have taught them this. In these pages you will see
why God chose the Egyptians to be the 'Keepers of the Word' and the 'Caretakers'
of the 'Knowledge'.
The Masonic Third Degree ceremony explains what happened that day over 3500
years ago in the Temple at Thebes, which is now Luxor, when the True King and
Master, Seqenenre Tao II was murdered. We concur with Knight and Lomas, that
this legend becomes the story and drama of the Master Builder, Hiram Abiff.
"The king-making ritual is known to have been performed in the pyramid of Unas.
As in a Masonic temple, the ceiling of the main chamber represents the sky with
stars in place. The commonly accepted view is that the ceremony was celebrated
on the last night of the waning moon, beginning at sunset and continuing all
night until sunrise, the purpose being a 'living resurrection ritual' which
identified the dead king with Osiris as an ascended "Master". The picture is the
former Temple at Thebes.
The real secrets of the Egyptian king-making ceremony, which included the
'raising' of Osiris, died with Seqenenre, the man Masons symbolically refer to
as Hiram Abiff, ..."the King that was lost". 'The Grand Master'. The 'one' who
knew the 'ALL'. This has also been referred to as the reason for the 'Lost Name
of God' and the 'Lost Word'. After these words were lost, no king could journey
to the afterlife to be one with Osiris.
The Egyptian hieroglyphic for the morning star has the literal meaning
'divine knowledge'. This seems to support our thesis that the candidate for
kingship was raised to the status of the new god/king Horus by sharing the
secrets of the gods in the land of the dead, where he learned the great secrets
before returning to Earth as the morning star broke the horizon just before
"At the coronation/funeral ritual, the old king was resurrected as the new one,
and proved himself a suitable candidate by traveling around the perimeter of the
entire country. This was really a symbolic act as the new king was conducted
around the temple room to show himself a worthy candidate to those present,
which included the god Re and his main assistant."
God's people and Israel. Bible references do not explain that there were two
ruling factors in Egypt at the same time. However this is confirmed by Egyptian
records and history. Consult 'The Second Intermediate Period of Egypt' for the
dating of this important factor. Seqenenre Tao II is placed in the XVII dynasty
of Thebes ( 1558 - 1554 ) which directly corresponds with Apepi I (Archlês) of
Avaris, (Heliopolis) 1581-1541 in the XV dynasty.XIII Dynasty see at the top of
the page. However, in the XIV Dynasty of Xois or Avaris, we see an (Aphôphis I
)with no date. This is a Greek interpretation by Manetho . Apepi is also called
Aphôphis so he must be Aphophis I. We feel this is the correct Hyksos ruler who
sends Insults to Seqenenre.
The man who became known as 'Israel', Abraham, was a Hyksos himself, and a
priest from the land of Sumer. All evidence is that Abraham was a high-born man
from Ur, in the land of Sumer. In the KJ bible, God told the father of Abram to
go to Canaan and he gave the land of Jordan to Abram. The King of Salem was
Melchizedek and he was also a High Priest of God's word and a 'chosen son'.
Abraham becomes a High Priest following the order named after the King. In this
priesthood, he is also 'initiated' into the mysteries. This 'initiation'
supports the theory that two seperate groups of people had God's 'knowledge' at
the same time.
The legend says; After the destruction of the world, these two pillars were
discovered by Hermes, the son of Shem. Then the craft of masonry began to
flourish, and Nimrod was one of the earliest patrons of the art. "Abraham, the
son of Jerah, was skilled in the seven sciences and taught the Egyptians the
science of grammar. Euclid was his pupil, and instructed them in the art of
making mighty walls and ditches to preserve their houses from the inundations of
the Nile, and by geometry measured out the land, and divided it into partitions
so that each man might ascertain his own property. And he it was who gave
masonry the name of geometry".
One story proclaims that Abraham is to return to the land of 'his fathers' and
regain from them the secrets God left with the 'Caretakers'. It is said Abraham
became friends with the 'Pharoah', but this aludes to the Hyksos Ruler, not
Seqenenre Tao or the 'other' Thebian Royal House.. The family of Abraham
traveled to Egypt in 1780 BC. Hence the name "Shepherd Kings". The Umosejhe
(Egyptians ) were bound to the Hyksos in ways of Spirit beyond the personal will
because their ancestors came from the same place.. These 'usurpers' re-wrote the
history of Olai / Hyksos, making them enemies and conquerors of Egypt
—In Rabbinical Literature:
2. Artificer sent by Hiram, King of Tyre, to Solomon. He was apparently of a mixed race; his father being a Tyrian, and his mother of the tribe of
Naphtali (I Kings vii. 13, 14) or of the tribe of Dan (II Chron. ii. 12 [A. V. 14]). The words "ḥuram abi," which terminate II Chron. ii. 11
(A. V. 13), generally translated "Huram my father's" (see No. 1), are taken by some to be the name of the artificer; with this name compare
"Hammurabi," of which "Hiram Abi" may be a local variant or misreading. The name is curiously used in Freemasonry. There is an essential
difference, as regards the nature of Hiram's technical specialty, between I Kings and II Chronicles. According to the former, Hiram was an artificer
only in brass; and the pieces which he executed for the Temple were the two pillars Jachin and Boaz,
Chron. ii. 13  it is said that Hiram was "skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue,
and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving." Thus he seems to have superintended all the work of the Temple. Josephus
says ("Ant." viii. 3, § 4) that Hiram's father was Ur of the stock of the Israelites, that he was skilful in all sorts of work, but that his chief
skill lay in working in gold, silver, and brass. Josephus apparently interprets the words "ish ẓori" to mean a man who lived in Tyre, and the
name of "Ur" probably originated in the confusion between "Hiram" and "Bezaleel." In I Kings vii. 40 (A. V. margin) the form "Hirom" ( )
1 Kings 7
The Temple's Furnishings
13 King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram,  14 whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was a man of Tyre and a
craftsman in bronze. Huram was highly skilled and experienced in all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to
15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around,  by line. 16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on
the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits  high. 17 A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven
for each capital. 18 He made pomegranates in two rows  encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars.  He did the
same for each capital. 19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits  high. 20 On the capitals of
both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around. 21 He erected the pillars at the
portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin  and the one to the north Boaz.  22 The capitals on top were in the shape of
lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed.
All these objects that Huram made for King Solomon for the temple of the LORD were of burnished bronze. 46 The king had them cast in clay molds in the
plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan. 47 Solomon left all these things unweighed, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was
48 Solomon also made all the furnishings that were in the LORD's temple:
1 Kings 8
The Ark Brought to the Temple
17 "My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the LORD , the God of Israel. 18 But the LORD said to my father David,
'Because it was in your heart to build a temple for my Name, you did well to have this in your heart. 19 Nevertheless, you are not the one to build
the temple, but your son, who is your own flesh and blood-he is the one who will build the temple for my Name.'
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
27 "But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built! 28 Yet give
attention to your servant's prayer and his plea for mercy, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence
this day. 29 May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, 'My Name shall be there,' so that you will hear
the prayer your servant prays toward this place. 30 Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place.
Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.
41 "As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name- 42 for men will hear of
your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm-when he comes and prays toward this temple, 43 then hear from heaven, your dwelling
place, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel,
and may know that this house I have built bears your Name.
1 Kings 9
The LORD Appears to Solomon
3 The LORD said to him:
"I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My
eyes and my heart will always be there.
1 Corinthians 3
8The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 9For we are God's fellow workers;
you are God's field, God's building.
10By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he
builds. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12If any man builds on this foundation using gold,
silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with
fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15If it is burned up, he
will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
16Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? 17If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him;
for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
Huram is a name used by the Chronicler for Hiram, king of Tyre. 2 Chronicles 2.3-16
Huram-abi is a name used by the Chronicler for the craftsman, Hiram. 2 Chronicles 2.13, 14; 4.11-16
2 Chronicles 2:
2:7 "Now send me a man who is skilled in working with gold, silver, bronze, and iron, as well as purple, crimson, and violet colored fabrics, and who
knows how to engrave. He will work with my skilled craftsmen here in Jerusalem and Judah, whom my father David provided.
2:13 Now I am sending you Huram Abi,22 a skilled and capable man, 2:14 whose mother is a Danite and whose father is a Tyrian.23 He knows how to work
with gold, silver, bronze, iron, stones, and wood, as well as purple, violet, white, and crimson fabrics. He knows how to do all kinds of engraving
and understands any design given to him. He will work with your skilled craftsmen and the skilled craftsmen of my lord David your father.
It would seem a reasonable conclusion. That if, we are inclined to hold the Egyptian foundation up as the origins of Masonic structure. Then as with
most stories, like the size of fish they change with the proportions of time between the telling of the tale. We must recognise that the art of
reading and writing was far from easily available to the general populous at this time frame. There would have been a great reliance on remembrance
and we all know as I said the tale changes from telling to telling. But, most often carries with it the basics of the original story.
We then blend into this tale the fundamentals of being able to move around the then known world in safety and in an organised manner. If there was
already a pattern laid down, that was proven to be safe and efficient, then it would be a realistic proposition to follow that pattern.
Are these the foundation stones of the Masonic structure? The fact, that this system of safe travel from one ‘Lodge’ to another. The safe movement of
funds. I would point out that the Israeli Banking system of the Middle Ages was drawn on such trust. The Knights Templer appear to have adopted many
of these practices.
Is it a simple as that? If an Idea works then, steal it.
We can speculate on the Egyptian origin, I am not sure that it is that important to conclude this point. Other than, there was a great upheaval in
this part of the world with the Upper and Lower empires of Egypt, fighting over the Deity. One and only True God or many Gods. There are scholars
that support the Exodus as the Israelites bringing out of Egypt the concept of the True and Living God. The one and only God. Omnipotent.
We just do not have available to us defining evidence to support any of these hypothesis.
We are left with the preponderance of the evidence. All you can due is ask of yourself how would you have decided in those circumstances.
So you pays your money and you takes your choice.
But in Masonic terms Hiram means, Fidelity and Trust. You can not obtain any understanding of Masonic principles unless you accept the concepts of
symbolism and learning through that symbolism.