Friday, March 16, 2007
Knight's of the Sword
Were the Templar's formed as a protection to the Stone Masons during the 2nd building of the Temple and if so then they would be in position to know where things where buried under the Temple in order to come back at a later date in time to reclaim it.KNIGHT OF THE EAST OR SWORD After the seventy years of the Babylonian captivity, King Cyrus of Persia (after a prophetic dream) allowed the release of the 42,360 captives, and their return to Jerusalem. He also permitted the Second Temple to be built, under the direction of Zerubbabel, the Governor of Judea. Upon their journey back, however, the release of the captives was contested at the bridge over the Euphrates. Just barely making it to Jerusalem, Zerubbabel ordered that the Masons laying the Temple foundations should work "with the sword in one hand and a trowel in the other," for safety. This degree, and that succeeding it, are thus Chivalric, with the initiate serving both as a Craftsman and a Warrior, constantly on the alert in both capacities.