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The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus

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The Hiram Key is a book that will shake the Christian world to its very roots. When Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, both Masons, set out to find the origins of Freemasonry they had no idea that they would find themselves unraveling the true story of Jesus and the original Jerusalem Church. As a radically new picture of Jesus started to emerge, the authors came to the startling conclusion that the key rituals of modern Freemasonry were practiced by the early followers of Jesus as a means of initiation into ...
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Overview

The Hiram Key is a book that will shake the Christian world to its very roots. When Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, both Masons, set out to find the origins of Freemasonry they had no idea that they would find themselves unraveling the true story of Jesus and the original Jerusalem Church. As a radically new picture of Jesus started to emerge, the authors came to the startling conclusion that the key rituals of modern Freemasonry were practiced by the early followers of Jesus as a means of initiation into their community.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760709672
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/15/1998
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Knight has a degree in advertising and graphic design and is the managing director of a marketing and advertising agency. In 1976 he became a Freemason.

Robert Lomas is the co-author of The Hiram Key, The Second Messiah, and Uriel's Machine. A Freemason, he lectures at Bradford University in England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xii
1 The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry 1
2 The Search Begins 19
3 The Knights Templar 26
4 The Gnostic Connection 36
5 Jesus Christ: Man, God, Myth or Freemason? 44
6 In the Beginning Man Made God 81
7 The Legacy of the Egyptians 98
8 The First Freemason 120
9 The Birth of Judaism 152
10 A Thousand Years of Struggle 170
11 The Boaz and Jachin Pesher 189
12 The Man Who Turned Water into Wine 216
13 The Resurrection 257
14 The Truth Breaks Free 275
15 The Lost Scrolls Rediscovered 294
Postscript 323
Appendix 1: The Development of Modern Freemasonry and its Impact on the World 326
The English Reformation and the Conditions fo Emergence 326
The King Who Built the Lodge System 327
The Architects of the Second Degree 331
The New Heresy 333
The Old Charges 336
The Rise of the Republicans 342
The Royal Society Emerges 346
Freemasonry Finds Its Feet 348
The Spread of Freemasonry 351
The Development of Masonry in America 354
Appendix 2: Pre-1710 MasonicLodges in Scotland with Date of the First Recorded Mention 358
Appendix 3: Early Grand Masters of English Freemasonry 359
Appendix 4: Early Grand Masters of Scottish Freemasonry 361
Appendix 5: Chronology 363
Index 372
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2007

    Essential History - The Truth Shall Set You Free

    Knight & Lomas began their search simply for explanations of the often-abstract parts of Freemasonry. In the very best spirit of REAL research, these two men kept their minds open to all they found along the trail, and in that way found the bigger picture of the history of mankind. Their findings are not only indisputable, but are supported by most of their peers, and much of the modern religious research community. And, beyond that huge vote of confidence, their story simply makes sense - it's the way the world really works. Anyone with any street-sense will recognize this as the essence of their book. Turn off the History Channel, and forget Dan Brown - The Hiram Key leaves you with more answers than questions, and most definitely is NOT a work of fiction. The agenda in this and their subsequent works is simply to seek the truth, and not to sell commercials or books. The Hiram Key reports the unabashed truth, which will open your mind, if you have half a mind to reach. Read it or be forever deluded. Anyone who thinks this is trash, is a stilted fool, and one who ignores Francis Bacon, Nichaolaus Copernicus, Galileo, and the Nag Hamadi and Dead Sea Scrolls in one mindless stroke of idiocy. -A brother Freemason and student of history-

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2006

    Not Bad, but Not Great

    The book was ok for examining other ideas and beliefs. I didn't agree with everything the authors stated, and history doesn't either. The book had some bias in it. John the Baptist took some shots, but if a person wanted to spend some time learning things I'd recommend this. I encourage the reader to investigate what is fact from fiction, though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2005

    Truth--in fact, is stranger than fiction.

    The authors go through great strain to keep their conclusions separate from known facts and even keeping disputed facts identified as such. In many cases, linguistic translation issues are handled by providing all the known definitions, along with their respective sources. As such, anyone who downplays this exhaustive work as 'fables', is themselves most likely lost in 'la-la land' (or, as it was known in times of yore, 'Ouu-ba-doo'). While many conclusions are over-the-top, the reader could take a red-pen and arbitrarily cross out any 75% they like, leaving a story that it still quite disturbing--in that it (minimally) makes perfect and poetic sense, whereas the accepted scriptures it contradicts, do not. I have found various complementary (though radical) claims, in a variety of unrelated texts. I highly recommend to anyone who puts the truth above their own best interests--which, today, is next to nobody. While the true history of Monotheism remains sketchy, this book is very enlightening...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2001

    Excellent read!!! History, could be.

    This book was very interesting. Though as a western christian it was hard to abolish inbred beliefs and accept all their writings completely, it did prompt questions and stimulate further research into the history of man, religion and 'God' himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2001

    HOW CAN THIS BE?

    Notice how ALL the religious groups, be they Christian, Jewish or Moslem have ignored this topic. Why is there no major University or 'group' debating this and demanding a resolution to this extremely important debate. In the last few decades about 10 critical books have approached this topic and have exposed serious defects with the 'holy bible'. Even if just one fact presented in this book is true, then the entire 'holy bible' is a questioable document. It is more honest to demand that those who believe the bible to be 'true' and Christ to be 'God' proove there stance since all evidence, and I do mean all (as these books do show) prove the bible to be a fraud. A most fantastic and clever fraud.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2000

    Raised More Questions...

    The authors provided a mind bending experience for me. Virtually, I read all I can on this subject and related subjects. I have always known that there is a truth to history that only a few risk taking souls can find and share.My questions revolve around the religious Christ we Christians know. If Jesus Christ, the eldest, was indeed a hunched-back individual, and unattractive as described, then why would he be admitted to the Jewish cult of the Nasareans -as they accepted non-disabled men only? Why mention Thomas as being Jesus's twin without researching and reporting on this mysterious connection? If Christ is for equality, why have the Masons remained male only? The more I read and study, the more I am aware that I probably will never know the answers to these mysteries. However, like most of us seeking after the truth, I keeping running after every little clue. It seems the authors went to a lot of trouble to point out that Jesus is not who we thought he was, which I have to accept, but at the very end of the book, the authors seem to praise Jesus as the admired hero of the Masons.I learned a lot from this book. This kind of material forces my mind to view a subject from a different perspective.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2000

    BREATH TAKING!! COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN

    Fantastic book, As a Mason and 32' scottish rite, I have searched for detailed information on my craft, this book has opened many insights into our ancient order. Bravo dear brothers, job well done. as a chritian i did have a problem with the explination on christs reserection. Excluding that chapter, all together the rest of the book was marvelous... So Mote It Be....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2000

    THE PAST 5,000 YEARS

    This book has answered most of my questions of what and why religions do what they do. Why they are good and bad. Why it is so important that there is a separation of church and state and why the balance of it is so crucial to mankind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2000

    Opening the Mind to New Thought.

    I have studied Egyptology and could never understand why ancients did certain rituals or made certain objects. Hiray Key really shed some serious light on the mis-understandings of the past. When you read this insightful manuscript, please have an open mind to the information. This book could help us all understand where it all came from.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 1999

    What Modern Freemasons Don't Know About The Craft.

    This is an exciting piece of research into the history of freemasonry, until now '...shrouded in mystery and veiled in allegory...' This is the story our teachers and mentors would have shared with us in the lodge, if only they had known about it. For Masons, the origins of various Masonic ritual become clear as you read. The authors, two British Freemasons, started their research just to learn what they could about the origins of the craft. The trail lead them from ancient Egypt to Scotland and the New World. Along the way, we follow a thread from the pharoahs past Moses and Jesus; and, almost casually, the authors solve the mystery of the shroud of Turin. If you are a Freemason, a Christian or a Jew, or simply pride yourself on being well-read, DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2006

    ITS OK

    Read this with a grain of salt, especially if you are a Mason. Some truth perhaps but more fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2005

    Pays for itself

    If you want quit taking sleeping pills, this book is a great subsitute. So slow and boring that I left it on an airplane for the next poor schmuck to drool on. No actual connections are made in this book, just conjecture and wishful thinking.This was the worst book I have ever read, and would never purchase another written by either author. Waste of money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2005

    The Key to Trash

    This book is a good fable, it would make a good bed time story for children, it is so boring that it would put any kid to sleep. Besides its boring short coming their is little truth in this book but conspiracy theorists might find it exciting?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2004

    A fun read, but that's about all

    Knight and Lomas are great at writing fabulous tales on the what-ifs of Masonry. Based on very little evidence, sketchy at best, they manage to weave very fantastic tales that 'could' be true, but probably aren't. Still, they're a lot of fun and will give you a lot to talk about at your next Masonic gathering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    Great Story Bad Historians

    The reality is that this book is fun to read but that it is not referenced well and that tremendous leaps are made from idea to idea. Not a scholarly book at all. The even crazier part is that they have written numerous other books built upon their foundation of maybes and could bes. Put this one on the shelf beside your wifes romance novels. Read it for fun, not to learn about Freemasonry. Great fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2001

    A Flawed but pursasive book

    The Hiram Key is a dynamite read. The authors put together a very moving and exciting story. Now for the other side, thats about all it is. There is actually little of what might be called evidence here, and a lot of jumping at incredible conclusions. As a book that offers other views and a great exercize for the mind it has a lot to offer. As a work of history it needs work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2000

    GOOD INFORMATION ON THE FREEMASONS

    If you really want to read a good book on the Freemasons then read 'Born In Blood'.I can not remember the author's name at this time because I do not have this book with me. The book traces the Freemasons to the Knights of the Templar,gives you the whole history of how the 'Knights' went underground and eventually became the Freemasons. Another book I am reading right now is 'Proofs of Conspiracy' by John Robison. It is an old book written in 1798 and deals mainly with the origin of the Illuminati and the relation it has to Freemasonary. I am sorry I can not give my opinion on the book 'The Hiram Key' for I have not read this book yet; but from reading the previous reviews it seams quite interesting. PSYCHO, IRON HILL

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