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The Hiram Key: Pharoahs,Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Christ [Paperback]

Christopher Knight , Robert Lomas
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6 Mar 1997
Was Jesus a Freemason? The discovery of evidence of the most secret rites of Freemasonry in an ancient Egyptian tomb led authors Chris Knight and Bob Lomas into and extraordinary investigation of 4, 000 years of history. This astonishing bestseller raises questions that have challenged some of Western civilisation's most cherished beliefs: Were scrolls bearing the secret teachings of Jesus buried beneath Herod's Temple shortly before the destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman's? Did the Knights Templar, the forerunners of modern Freemasonry, excavate these scrolls in the twelfth century? And were these scrolls subsequently buried underneath a reconstruction of Herod's Temple, Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland - where they are now awaiting excavation? The authors' discoveries shed a new light on Masonic ceremony and overturn out understanding of history.

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (6 Mar 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099699419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099699415
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A breakthrough book. The last four thousand years are never going to look the same again" (Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods)

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Pharaohs, Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
This is one of the great key-stone books of the popular history/religion genre.
The Hiram Key combines an interesting review of the history with some compelling theories, fascinating new ideas, and informed speculation.
The book is essentially a review of the mysterious history of freemasonry in the light of information from ancient Egypt and Christian scripture. A revised version of historical events is proposed, and some intriguing solutions offered to some unanswered questions.
The authors argue their points so confidently that the less sceptical reader might be convinced by everything they read. The purpose of this text is to present a new theory, rather than consider the opposing arguments. The reader should explore other sources for additional evidence to balance the author's arguments.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in secret societies, history, or religion - especially freemasonry, ancient Egypt, Christianity, or the knights templar.
You'll enjoy reading this fascinating book and perhaps learn a little bit of history too.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ 17 Nov 2003
This is the first of a series of 4 books co-authored by Lomas and Knight. As with all their books it is very well written and extremely well researched. It is also controversial to say the least but with their arguements so well made and backed up with so much evidence you will end up being convinced of their theories.
Although this book started out as a look into the history of Freemasonary it actually turns into a close look at the bible and makes you totally re-evauluate your views on Christianity. Jesus may not be who we think he is.
One word of warning though, you need to be open minded! If you are a staunch Christian you may find it a difficult read. On the other hand if you enjoy it you will want to read their other books which continue their research.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind-altering book 22 April 2000
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Other reviews convey the sense of astonishment I felt when I first read this book. It really is shattering and can change the whole way you look at life, history and Christianity. However, to me the book has a fatal flaw. Each step in their argument (from modern freemasonry back to the king-making ceremonies of Ancient Egypt) seems reasonable in itself, but there is a lack of hard evidence to link the whole series of suppositions into a convincing theory. What is stated as a possible or even likely supposition on one page becomes an undisputed fact on the next, and stages of the argument are built up in this way. This is not good scholarship, even if it makes a very readable and exciting book. All the way through reading it, I wanted to shout "how do you know that?" or "prove it!" I think there is a lot of truth in what the authors say, and I think they have stumbled on a very interesting line of enquiry, but I am not yet 100% convinced. Having said all that, it's still a fantastic book that will change your life, and I recommend it to every thinking person. Freemasons especially will find the book of interest, as Grand Lodge seems to discourage this kind of research for people genuinely interested in the history of the Craft.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT! A BREAKTHROUGH BOOK! 8 Dec 2002
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The Hiram Key sets you off in freethinking mode. It challenges the scared beliefs of Christendom and tells of the secret king making rituals of the Egyptians.
It's amazing to find that the origins of the Freemasons stem back to almost the beginning of civilisation itself.
The book covers many things from Christianity, Freemasonry and Rites and Rituals of Freemasonry to the knig making rituals of the Egyptians.
I gave this book 4 stars instead of five because a few of the chapters are quite boring for the reader to read and also because the book is presented in a slighly different context to what I am used to.
The authors talk about one subject, then go back in time in later chapters to find answers to their questions. Then they come back to their original time period. This can be annoying because the reader might forget some vital information about this question, which was covered in the first chapters of the book.
I also found the first Appendix quite tedious, but on the whole the book is rather good.
I found it rather informative and mostly easy to follow, although I do not agree with some of the authors findings. This book is a must for people who are interested in History,Judaism, Freemasonry, Christainity or occult in general.
I would also not recommend this book to any Christians, unless they are freethinkers of course.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dispite the holes, a great read! 9 May 2001
The problem that the authors have is that their research, whilst passionate, extensive and (to a certain degree) well grounded, does not follow traditional scientific methods. It merely leaps from one hypothesis to another with balletic grace. The trouble is that, to the layman, it all makes perfect sense.
The best route is to read it, then go out and search for the dis-proof of its hypothesis. There are some errors, some howlers, but it's very hard to rubbish any of the underlying messages.
Worth a thorough read, whatever your point of view. Who knows - they may be right! <g>
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hiram Key 29 Jan 2014
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This puts forward a plausible alternative to the highly unbelievable version of Jesus as propounded by Paul which lead to the declaration of heresy by the Roman Church towards the Jerusalem Church as run by Jesus' apostles. The link between freemasonry, the values as expressed by Jesus and Ancient Egypt might appear to stretch a point but the development of what most people think of as worthy and 'Christian' treatment with our fellow men and the Egyptian Ma'at provides much thought stimulation. It also shows how the established churches, in general over the centuries, have fallen short of their own professed ideals. It is a volume which is not easy to take in at one sitting but requires a return to the text and further inward digestion. It can be thoroughly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the historical novel; more the historical thriller. Good read but...
A wild and weird career through centuries with doubtful 'evidence'. Imaginative and challenging. Good as a thriller, but not sure that it is history
Published 3 days ago by R. Iain F. Brown
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Gained knowledge, but didn't agree with all their opinions! A little repetitive, caused confusion at times.
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Research into the meaning of the ceremonies of Freemasonry leads us on a whirlwind tour starting in ancient Egypt, via Moses to the Jews, via Qmran to the Templars and from the... Read more
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a book which connects very easily masonry to history but there seems to be a lot of substance missing
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Published 2 months ago by sunshine
5.0 out of 5 stars An authorative work on real Masonic History.
this was the second hardback copy that i have purchased. I needed it to replace the original which has not yet been returned by a "friend" and it is essential to my own... Read more
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love this kind of book that takes known reality and goes off into the realms of fantasy, or is it ?
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