The Pillars

Here you can see the Masonic two pillars left and right, Boaz and Jachin, within them are found the Masonic compass & square middle forming IX-XI.

Boaz and Jachin

“The Pillars of the Temple: These pillars symbolize the heart and mind, the positive and the negative poles of life. Those who would enter the temple must pass BETWEEN the pillars. Every extreme is dangerous. It is the point between all poles that is safe to stand upon. You cannot enter the temple by the development of either the heart or mind alone, but only by the equal development of both. ” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall Pg 42

“The one that stood on the right hand (or south) was called Jachin, and the other at the left hand (or north) was called Boaz. It has been supposed that Solomon, in erecting these pillars, had reference to the pillar of cloud and pillar of fire, which went before the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness, and that the right-hand or south pillar represented the pillar of cloud and the left-hand or north pillar represented that of fire. Solomon did not simply erect them as ornatnents to the temple, but as munorials of God’s repeated promises of support to his people of Israel. For the pillar (Jachin), derived from the IIebrew words (Jah), “Jehovah,” and (achin), “to estab-lish.” signifies that “God will establish his house of Israel”; while the pillar (Boaz), compounded of (b), “in,” and (oaz), “strength,” signifies that ”in strength shall it be established.””– The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 50


The meaning of the Broken Column as explained by the ritual of the Master mason degree is that the column represents both the fall of Master Hiram Abif as well as the unfinished work of the Temple of Solomon. - Duncan, Malcom C.  Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor. Crown; 3 Edition (April 12, 1976). ISBN-13: 978-0679506263. pp 157.
The meaning of the Broken Column as explained by the ritual of the Master mason degree is that the column represents both the fall of Master Hiram Abif as well as the unfinished work of the Temple of Solomon. – Duncan, Malcom C.  Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor. Crown; 3 Edition (April 12, 1976). ISBN-13: 978-0679506263. pp 157.

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