Bob Anderson (31 Aug 2014)
"Solomon's temple ... new nugget on MASONIC British/Israel"

The NUGGET is the following excerpt. The entire article follows.
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the article in its entirety. The graphics are excellent ... the best I've seen of the temple ...
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"Edward, the Duke of Kent is now the Grand  
Lord Northampton who has been the Pro Grand 
Master of UGLE from 2001-2008 was noted for 
being atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem 
conducting "Temple studies,". He had candidly 
admitted in interviews, that he was an adherent of 
British Israelism, which holds that the British 
oligarchy has mystical powers, because England 
was colonized by one of the lost tribes of Israel.  
"I think the tradition of the Kabbalah is very strong in 
England, because I think one of the lost tribes came to 
England. And I think you can spot them, quite clearly, in old 
English families. I am sure you can. I know they came to 
Ireland, then to the north of Wales, and then down into 
England. And then that became some of the oldest families 
we I think that America and England got the 
Two Lost Tribes, and that is why they then, in a very 
intellectual Jewish way, started to run the world!”" 






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Since AD 70 when a rebel faction inside the Roman army disobeyed orders and destroyed the Holy 
Temple, the Jews have been without their central place of worship. A sole remaining Temple Mount 
retaining wall, the Western “Wailing” Wall, has been serving as Judaism's most sacred site in place 
of the Temple. 
For some Christians, the absence of Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount is far from a problem. It 
is just as it should be, to them. After all, that's a relic of the Old Covenant. Jesus said something 
about him being the temple (John 2:21) and didn't Paul say that the church is the temple now (1Co 
3:16)? Given those perceptions, most Christians are not expecting another temple to be built or 
perhaps for God to ever allow it. EspeciallyGod forbidone with renewed animal sacrifices that 
Christians imagine as an affront to Jesus' one sacrifice for all time. 
Other Christians, especially those who are deeply committed to “futurist” Bible Prophecy believe 
that scriptures demands that a third temple be rebuilt before the second coming of Christ. 
And for Jews, both religious and secular, the Holy Temple not only makes sense, a large segment 
of the population desire it. In a recent survey, one third of secular Jews and 43% of religious Jews 
were in favor of construction on the Temple Mount. What's more, there is real progress towards 
making it happen. The Temple Institute and dozens of other organizations are preparing for a Third 
Temple. They are making the priestly vestments, reconstructing the Temple's past ceremonial 
objects and furnishings (including the 200 pound golden seven branch menorah) as well as 
preparing for, yes, a renewal of animal sacrifices. 
To make matters more complex it is no secret that freemasons worldwide are also committed to the 
rebuilding of Solomon’s Temple on the temple mount in Jerusalem and have made significant 
financial contributions to the excavation research under and around the temple mount. 
This weeks edition of the Global Watch Weekly takes a look at the importance of Solomon’s temple 
from a historical and future perspective. 
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When Saul died in about 1010 BC, David became 
the King of Judah and seven or eight years later 
he was anointed King over all Israel. After David 
had consolidated his power and built a permanent 
residence for himself, the lack of a shrine of 
Yahweh seemed invidious to him. He said:  
“I dwell in a house of cedar, but the Ark of God dwelleth 
within curtains”.  
Because his hands were stained with the blood of 
his enemies, David was precluded from building a 
temple to the Lord, but he collected materials, 
gathered treasure and purchased a site for the 
The site chosen was the threshing-floor of 
Araunah the Jebusite, within the area now called 
Haramesh-Sherif on Mount Moriah on the east 
side of the “Old City” of Jerusalem. Whilst the 
precise location of the first temple is not known it 
is believed that the highest part of the rock, now 
covered by the mosque known as the “Dome of 
the Rock”, almost certainly was the position of the 
Holy of Holies.  
Jewish tradition relates that a secret vault was 
constructed beneath the temple, in which 
confidential meetings could be held and all sacred 
treasures and documents could be stored. Such a 
vault also features in masonic tradition and is a 
key element in several of its ceremonies. The 
construction of such a vault under ecclesiastical  
and other buildings of importance was common in 
ancient times and virtually became an essential 
element in medieval times.  
Recent seismological surveys indicate that there 
probably is a cavern beneath the mosque, but 
excavations to confirm the existence of the 
traditional vault are precluded at present. 
King Solomon commenced construction of the 
temple in the fourth year of his reign and 
completed it seven years later, in about 950 BCE. 
To facilitate the work he entered into a treaty with 
Hiram, King of Tyre, whereby Hiram would permit 
Solomon to obtain cedar and cypress wood and 
blocks of stone from Lebanon.  
Furthermore, Solomon's workmen would be 
permitted to fell the timber and to quarry and hew 
the stones under the direction of Hiram's skilled 
workmen. In addition, Solomon was provided with 
the services of a skilful Tyrian artisan named 
Huram, to take charge of the castings and of the 
fabrication of the more valuable furniture and 
furnishings of the temple.  
In return for all of the services to be provided by 
Hiram, Solomon agreed to send to him every year 
4,400,000 litres of crushed wheat and 4,400,000 
litres of barley, as well as 440,000 litres of wine 
and 440,000 litres of oil. Solomon raised a levy of 
forced labour out of all Israel, totalling 30,000 
men, which he sent to Lebanon in relays of 
10,000 a month.  
Adoniram, who had been an officer of King David 
in charge of labour gangs, continued under King 
Solomon and was placed in charge of the levy  4 
working in Lebanon. Some thirty years after the 
completion of the temple, when Rehoboam sent 
Adoniram to force the collection of taxes, the 
exasperated populace rebelled and stoned 
Adoniram to death. 
King Solomon’s temple was a prefabricated 
building oriented due east to west. It was 
constructed of accurately shaped blocks of 
limestone that were quarried and dressed in or 
near Jerusalem and assembled without mortar. 
The temple had a single entrance at the eastern 
end, accessed through an uncovered porch. The 
porch or ulam was 10 cubits in length along the 
axis of the temple and 20 cubits wide. Looking 
towards the east from inside, the porch was 
fronted by two great pillars or columns. The pillar 
on the right or south side was called “Jachin” and 
the pillar on the left or north side was called 
All of the timber used in the temple came from the 
forests of Lebanon. The temple had olive wood 
doors and was lined with cedar wood, ornately 
carved and inlaid with gold. The compartments of 
the Tabernacle were replicated in King Solomon's 
temple, but they were twice as large. The porch 
gave entrance into the Holy Place or hekhal, 
which was 40 cubits long, 20 cubits wide and 30 
cubits high, lit by latticed windows near the 
ceiling. This hall was accessible only to priests 
and was used for daily worship, for religious ritual 
and for the presentation of offerings.  
The Holy of Holies or debir was at western end of 
the building. It was a perfect cube of 20 cubits 
and set on a podium to maintain the same ceiling 
line as that in the Holy Place. There were no 
windows in the Holy of Holies, which received its 
light only through the doorway from the Holy 
Place when the curtains were open. The Holy of 
Holies was accessible only to the high priest, 
probably only once a year for the atonement 
The whole structure was on a platform about 2 
metres higher than the upper or inner court that 
surrounded it, which was reached by ascending 
ten steps. This inner court was raised above the 
surrounding great or outer court, which was 
reached by ascending eight steps. The outer 
court was raised above the surroundings and was 
reached by ascending seven steps Each of these 
courts was enclosed by walls comprising three 
rows of hewn stone, surmounted by a row of 
cedar beams. In the upper or inner court, as in 
the court of the Tabernacle, there was a brazen 
altar of burnt offering, a brazen sea and ten 
brazen lavers for use by the priests in their 
ablutions and for ceremonial purification. 
Although smaller than any Egyptian temple, King 
Solomon’s temple was a magnificent edifice that 
surpassed any preceding temples. It was noted 
for the lavish beauty of its detail and opulence of 
its furnishings, rather than for its size. No 
stonework was visible inside, because the 
compartments were ceiled and panelled with 
cedar wood and the floors were planked with 
cypress. The Holy Place was accessed at the 
eastern end through double folding doors of 
cypress wood, each divided into upper and lower 
sections. At the western end of the Holy Place 
double doors of olive wood gave access to the 
Holy of Holies. The walls and doors were carved 
with palm trees, garlands, opening flowers and 
cherubim, all richly inlaid with gold.  
The furnishings of the Holy Place included an 
altar of incense and twelve tables for the loaves 
of shewbread, as well as ten “menorah” or golden 
seven-branched lampstands, often called 
lampsticks. Inside the Holy of Holies two 
cherubim that stood 10 cubits high, were carved 
from olive wood and overlaid with gold to 
symbolise the majestic presence of God. The 
cherubim stood in a brooding attitude with 
outstretched wings, so that the tips of their 
adjacent wings touched above the Ark of the 
Covenant in the middle of the apartment and the 
tips of the two outer wings touched the north and 
south walls.  
The Ark of the Covenant was made of shittim or 
acacia wood, overlaid with pure gold inside and 
outside. It contained the two tables of stone on 
which the Ten Commandments were engraved, 
defining the terms of God's covenant with Israel.  6 
Ancient temples usually served as state 
treasuries, which were filled with the booty of 
conquests or emptied to pay tribute to overlords, 
as the power of the land waxed and waned. King 
Solomon's temple was no exception. Shishak, the 
Libyan prince who founded Egypt’s XXIInd 
Dynasty as the Pharaoh Sheshonq I and reigned 
from 945-924 BC, raided the temple when King 
Solomon’s son Rehoboam was in power, taking 
all the treasure King Solomon had accumulated.  
Later kings, including even Hezekiah who 
adorned the temple, used the treasures to 
purchase the favour of allies or to pay tribute and 
buy off invaders. Then followed idolatrous kings 
who desecrated the temple and allowed it to fall 
into decay. By the time of Josiah, three centuries 
after it was built, the temple was in need of 
considerable repair, which had to be financed by 
contributions from the worshippers.  
Finally Nebuchadnezzar sacked and looted the 
temple in 587 BC, when he destroyed Jerusalem. 
The deportation of the Hebrews into Babylonish 
captivity began in 722 BC, when the Assyrian 
King Tiglath-pileser captured Damascus, 
abolished the monarchy and detached the 
northern and eastern regions of Israel, which he 
made into Assyrian provinces. It continued when 
Tiglath-pileser imprisoned the last king of Israel, 
Hoshea, in 721 BC after a three-year siege of his 
capital Samaria.  
The captivity continued spasmodically until 
completed by Nebuchadnezzar a few years after 
he had destroyed Jerusalem. Ezekiel, who was 
captured in 597 BC and deported to Babylon with 
Jehoiachin, became an important Hebrew 
prophet during the Exile. 
Cyrus came to the throne of Anshan, an Elamite 
region, in about 559 BC and clashed with a 
Median king. Cyrus captured the walled city of 
Ecbatana (the modern Hamadan) when the 
Median army rebelled, as a result of which the 
Persians were then in the ascendancy. Cyrus 
rapidly extended his conquests, defeating 
Croesus the king of Lydia about 546 BC and 
conquering Babylon in 539 BC. Thus Cyrus 
established the vast Persian Empire, which held 
dominion over Judea as a province for the next 
two centuries. Cyrus established his capital at 
Pasargadae in the land of Parsa, from where he 
ruled until his death in 530 BC. In 538 BC Cyrus 
issued the following decree, releasing the Jews 
who were in exile in Babylon: 
Thus saith Cyrus King of Persia, all the kingdoms of the 
earth hath Jehovah, the God of heaven, given me; and he 
hath charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which 
is in Judah. Whosoever there is among you of all his 
people, his God be with him and let him go to Jerusalem . . 
. and build the house of Jehovah . . .” 
In total about 42,360 Israelites returned 
progressively to Jerusalem, under the leadership 
of Sheshbazzar or Zerubbabel in 535 BC, under 
Ezra in 458 BC and under Nehemiah in 445 BC. 
The first small band that returned to Jerusalem 
soon began rebuilding the temple, under Jeshua 
as the high priest and Zerubbabel as the 
governor. Their meagre resources and the many 
difficulties they encountered delayed completion 
of the temple until 515 BC. 
Indeed, the temple was only completed then 
because of the efforts of the prophets Haggai and 
Zechariah, who urged the work on in the later 
stages. No accurate description of the second 
temple exists, but the layout appears to have 
been similar to that of the first temple with the 
height increased to 60 cubits. However it was 
much less ornate than King Solomon’s temple, 
lacking the sumptuous finishes and only scantily 
furnished. So far as is known the second temple, 
like the tabernacle of Israel, had only a curtain at 
the entrance to the Holy Place, one menorah, one 
table of shewbread and a golden altar of incense.  
When Nebuchadnezzar sacked Jerusalem in 587 
BCE the Ark of the Covenant was destroyed. 
Nevertheless the second temple, usually referred 
to as Zerubbabel's temple, survived for almost 
500 years, which was much longer than any other 
temple at Jerusalem. The Roman general 
Pompey took the temple when he captured 
Jerusalem in 63 BC, but did not harm it.  7 
Belief in a rebuilt third Jewish temple lies at the 
heart of the controversy concerning the claim to 
exclusive Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem as 
well as the expansion of the borders of Israel to 
include not only the Palestinian Territories but, 
based on the literal fulfilment of Genesis 15:18, 
most of the Middle East from Egypt to the 
Contemporary prophecy researchers who have 
written on the rebuilding of a Jewish Temple 
include Thomas Ice and Randall Price, Grant 
Jeffrey, Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye and Dave Hunt. 
Their combined published book sales exceed 70 
million in more than 50 languages. Their views 
are therefore influential and cannot be dismissed 
as marginal or esoteric. They are endorsed by 
some of the largest theological colleges and 
missionary institutions as well as a significant 
proportion of evangelical, Charismatic, 
Pentecostal and fundamentalist Christians world
wide. Grace Halsell speculates that 10% of 
Americans support this movement. 
Other researchers including James DeLoach, 
Terry Risenhoover and Doug Kreiger have also 
been influential in gathering significant American 
financial and political support for Jewish 
organisations such as Gush Emunim and the 
Temple Mount Faithful. Christian and Jewish 
Zionists are united in the conviction that the 
Muslim Dome of the Rock must be destroyed, the 
third Jewish Temple built, priests consecrated 
and sacrifices reinstituted in fulfilment of biblical 
prophecy and to ensure the coming of Messiah. 
The great scholar the late John F. Walvoord  
Something is happening in Israel! For many years there 
has been speculation as to whether the Second Temple, 
destroyed in 70 AD, will ever be rebuilt - even though 
Scripture predicts it. Now you can read the startling 
evidence. The move is already underway. This 
fascinating, fast-moving overview of contemporary events 
shows why the Temple is significant in Bible prophecy 
and how, more than ever, Israel is ready to rebuild. "A 
masterpiece presenting all the various views with 
substantiating evidence... A mine of information for those 
concerned about prophecy... A solid basis for faith and 
what can actually be expected in regard to the rebuilding of 
the Temple... (it) is highly recommended." - John F. 
Hal Lindsey suggests that a Jewish Temple could 
be built alongside the Muslim shrine and become 
'the greatest tourist attraction in the world'. 
But lets think even more practically. Not only would the 
Temple become a unifying force for Israel's diverse and 
pluralistic society, it would also, without doubt, become the 
greatest tourist attraction in the world. Its basic economics. 
Imagine what a new Temple would do for the Israeli 
economy, which relies so heavily on tourism. The Temple 
would also serve to attract more Jews from all over the 
world- and... The Bible tells us that eventually all of the 
dispersed will return to their homeland. The Temple would 
serve as a kind of spiritual magnet. This, too, would fit into 
the prophetic scenario, which indicates that Israel is 
destined to play a major role in the world and experience 
vast wealth, power and prestige in the last days.” 
In his earlier writings Lindsey stated that the 
dispute to trigger the war of Armageddon will 
arise between the Arabs and Israelis over the 
Temple Mount and Old Jerusalem (Zechariah 
12:2-3), the most contested and strategic piece of 
real estate in the world. 
The biblical support for a coming rebuilding of the 
temple before the second coming of Christ 
resides within a number of scriptural passages . 
Daniel 9:27 makes reference to a coming 
Antichrist who will halt the tradition of Jewish 
sacrifices and oblations. Jesus also talked about 
the abomination of desolation during the end 
times which is in reference to an act of blasphemy 
taking place in a Jewish temple. This has 
happened only once before in Jewish history with 
the Syrian leader “Antiochus IV Epiphanes” 
erecting a statue of Zeus in the temple.  8 
The crusading Templars and the Knights of St. 
John were dedicated to rebuilding Solomon's 
Temple, and so today are the Freemasons who 
are the on going lineage of the Knights Templars. 
Rebuilding the Temple is not just a construction 
work but an ideal symbol, corresponding to the 
Holy Grail, a symbol of Paradise Again on Earth.  
In the days of Solomon and while the Temple was 
still intact, the tribes of Israel were prosperous 
and high-spirited and lived harmoniously in a 
state of perfect order, as if under divine 
governance. All this was a product of the temple 
and the cycle of rituals performed in and around 
it. When the Temple was destroyed, they say, the 
world fell into disorder and nothing has ever gone 
right since. 
Legends of the Temple according to freemasonry 
describe it as the instrument of a mystical, priestly 
science, a form of alchemy by which oppositely 
charged elements in the earth and atmosphere 
were brought together and ritually married. The 
product of their union was a spirit that blessed 
and sanctified the people of Israel. In the Holy of 
Holies dwelt the Shekinah, the native goddess of 
the land of Israel.  
It was her marriage chamber, entered at certain 
seasons by the bridegroom. His name was the 
Glory of the God of Israel, and he came from the 
east, from over the Mount of Olives. He 
penetrated the Holy of Holies (I Kings, 8, 10-11), 
and in Ezekiel, 43 is a description of his coming. 


According to the Masonic legend, Hiram Abiff was 
a man of Tyre, the son of a widow, and the chief 
architect of the Temple built by King Solomon. 
 The book, The Great Light in Masonry states, 
“Hiram Abiff, Masonry teaches, was the only one on Earth 
who knew ‘the secrets of a Master Mason,’ including the 
most important secret of all, the ‘Grand Masonic Word,’ the 
name of God (the ‘ineffable name’). This Hiram had 
promised to reveal the ‘secrets of a Master Mason,’ 
including the name of God (‘Grand Masonic Word’), upon 
completion of the Temple, and to make the workmen 
Master Masons, able then to go out on their own as 
masters (they were, as yet, only ‘fellowcraft’ Masons). One 
day Hiram went, as was his custom, into the unfinished 
Holy of Holies at noon (‘High Twelve’) to worship and to 
draw up the work plans (on his ‘trestleboard’) for the 
workmen to follow the next day....As Hiram was leaving the 
Temple he was accosted by three ‘ruffians,’ in succession, 
who demanded that they be given the secrets immediately 
(without waiting for the Temple to be completed). He was 
handled roughly by the first ruffian (Jubela), but escaped. 
Accosted and handled roughly by the second ruffian 
(Jubelo), he again refused to divulge the secrets and again 
escaped. The third ruffian (Jubelum) then accosted him 
and, when Hiram again refused to divulge the secrets, killed 
him with a blow to the forehead with a setting maul. The 
body was hastily concealed under some rubbish in the 
Temple until midnight (‘low twelve’) when it was taken out 
to the brow of a hill and buried....” 
The author of the Foreword sheds some further 
light upon the importance of Solomon's Temple. 
 "The traditions and romance of King Solomon's Temple are 
of great interest to everyone who reads the Bible. But they 
are of transcendent importance to Masons. The Temple is 
the outstanding symbol in Masonry, and the legendary story 
of the building of the Temple is the fundamental basis of the 
Masonic rule and guide for conduct in life ... The cream of 
Masonic historical and philosophical writing has been 
drawn upon for his description of the Temple and its 
relation to Masonic ritual." [The Holy Bible: The Great Light 
In Masonry", King James Version, Temple Illustrated 
Edition, A.J. Holman Company, 1968, Forward entitled,"  9 
However, while Solomon's Temple is the symbol 
of mortal human life to the Master Mason, a 
higher class of Masons ascribe a different 
interpretation to yet another Temple. Listen to 
Mackey explain: 
"But there is a second and higher class of the Fraternity, the 
Masons of the Royal Arch, by whom this temple symbolism 
is still further developed. This second class, leaving their 
early symbolism, and looking beyond this Temple of 
Solomon, find in Scriptural history another Temple,  which 
years after the destruction of the first one, was erected 
upon its ruins; and they have selected the second Temple, 
the Temple of Zerubbabel, as their prominent symbol. And, 
as the first class of Masons find in their Temple the symbol 
of mortal life, limited and perishable, they, on the contrary, 
see in this second Temple, built upon the foundations of the 
first, a symbol of life eternal, where the lost truth shall be 
found, where new incense shall arise from a new altar, and 
whose perpetuity their great Master had promised when, in 
the very spirit of symbolism, he exclaimed, 'Destroy this 
temple, and in three days I will raise it up'. 
"And so to these two classes or Orders of Masons the 
symbolism of the Temple presents itself in a connected and 
continuous form. To the Master Mason, the Temple of 
Solomon is the symbol of this life; to the Royal Arch Mason, 
the Temple of Zerubbabel is the symbol of the future life. To 
the former, his Temple is the symbol of the search for truth; 
to the latter, his is the symbol of the discovery of truth; and 
thus the circle is completed and the system made perfect." 
In the late 1800's, Masonic author and authority, 
Edward Waite, boldly stated that a secret plan 
does exist within Freemasonry to "build yet 
another temple at Jerusalem. The work to rebuild 
the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem has to a large 
extent been influenced by the following groups. 
The United Grand Lodge of England is The 
Mother Lodge of worldwide Freemasonry. It was 
formed by combining the two existing forms of 
Freemasonry in 1813 (The Scottish Rite and the 
York Rite). Members of the "Club of the Isles" fill 
the uppermost ranks of the "United Grand Lodge 
of England" (UGLE) the "mother lodge of world 
freemasonry." The entire Masonic hierarchy is 
based on aristocratic rank and fortune. 
The first Grand Master was the Duke of Sussex. 
Edward, the Duke of Kent is now the Grand  
Master of this lodge and therefore the worldwide 
king of Freemasonry.  
The Assistant Grand Master of UGLE is Lord 
Northampton, Spencer Douglas David Compton, 
the 7th Marquis of Northampton (he runs the 
coordination and directs the plans to rebuild the 
Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem). a maternal 
descendant of the Baring family, of British East 
India Company notoriety. Lord Northampton
Spencer Douglas David Compton, born 1946. His 
great grandfather was William Bingham Baring, 
head of the Baring Bank, descended from Francis 
Baring the chairman of the British East India 











Lord Northampton who has been the Pro Grand 
Master of UGLE from 2001-2008 was noted for 
being atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem 
conducting "Temple studies,". He had candidly 
admitted in interviews, that he was an adherent of 
British Israelism, which holds that the British 
oligarchy has mystical powers, because England 
was colonized by one of the lost tribes of Israel.  
"I think the tradition of the Kabbalah is very strong in 
England, because I think one of the lost tribes came to 
England. And I think you can spot them, quite clearly, in old 
English families. I am sure you can. I know they came to 
Ireland, then to the north of Wales, and then down into 
England. And then that became some of the oldest families 
we I think that America and England got the 
Two Lost Tribes, and that is why they then, in a very 
intellectual Jewish way, started to run the world!”  10 
This lodge (QC) was founded as a special 
research lodge by the Grand Master of UGLE, the 
Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, in 1884. 
The QC Lodge was then officially chartered in 
1886. The inaugurating speech was entitled 
"Freemasonry as Seen in the Light of the 
kabbalah." The lodge was to focus on Palestine, 
the Kabbalah, establishing a Jewish homeland, 
and rebuilding Solomon's Temple.  
Sir Charles Warren was the first grand master of 
the QC Lodge. He was also the president of the 
Palestine Exploration Fund, and two decades 
earlier had been the chief engineer for British 
excavations of the Temple Mount. Sir Walter 
Besant was a founding member of QC and was 
the treasurer of the Palestine Exploration Fund 
under Warren . Besant was the brother-in-law of 
Annie Besant, the president of the Theosophical 
Society after Helena Blavatsky.  
The Palestine Exploration Fund was founded in 
1865 with money from the British Crown, UGLE, 
and the Church of England. The event 
commemorating it's founding was chaired by the 
Archbishop of York who proclaimed that the Holy 
Land was, by divine right, English Property. 


Two weeks after the 1967 Six-Day War which 
saw Jerusalem and the Temple Mount brought 
under Israeli control, there occurred the greatest 
freemasonic meeting in history in London, 
celebrating 250 years since the founding of 
UGLE, at which the Duke of Kent was installed as 
the new Grand Master. 
Shortly after, the QC Lodge dispatched a 
member, the Jewish physicist Dr. Asher Kaufman, 
to begin studies on the exact location of where 
the Temple originally stood. The Temple Mount 
Faithful was also established at this time by 
Stanley Goldfoot. 
In December of 1995, a month after Yitzhak 
Rabin was assassinated, the Jerusalem Lodge 
was established adjacent to the Temple Mount in 
the underground Grotto of King Solomon, to work 
for the rebuilding of Solomon's Temple. The lodge 
worked side by side with the on the ground 
networks of  Jewish  and Christian fundamentalist 
fanatics, to incite religious fervor over the control 
of the Temple Mount.  
The Jerusalem Lodge was founded by the Grand 
Master of Italian Regular Freemasonry, Giuliano 
di Bernardo, the right-hand man of Lord 
Northampton on the Temple Mount project. At the 
ceremony launching the Jerusalem Lodge, Di 
Bernardo declared, 
"The rebuilding of the Temple is at the center of our 
In June 1996, Di Bernardo published an Italian 
edition of his book, Rebuilding the Temple, which 
was to be published in English by the Quatuor 
Coronati Lodge. In interviews, Di Bernardo 
candidly admitted that he has constructed an 
entire irrationalist "utopian" belief system, 
centered on the revival of Jewish Kabbalism and 
the rebuilding of the Temple.  
"A new utopia may be based on the Kabbalah. I see a 
utopia based on Jewish mysticism, but Jewish mysticism as 
a place ... a material place, Solomon's Temple....”  12