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This is an article written by Mike Fox, Owner Fox Jewelry, and the leading marketer of Masonic Rings. There is a tremendous amount of Masonic symbolism attached to King Solomon’s Temple that was built by the Jewish and Tyrian artisans; one of which is the trestle-board and its significance in the history of Freemasonry.
To construct King Solomon’s Temple, the operative Masons followed the architectural designs drawn on the trestle-board by the architects of that period in time. From those blue prints, the operative Masons honed and squared their materials and raised the walls and arches of the temple.
Thus; the trestle-board has since become one of the symbols of Freemasonry. In the Masonic ritual, the Mason’s of today are reminded that as the operative Mason constructed the temple of King Solomon according to the rules and designs of the master architects, the speculative Mason erects his own spiritual temple within himself paying obedience to the rules and designs laid down by the Grand Architect of the Universe.
The trestle-board is, then, the symbol of natural and moral law. It is universal in its application. Masonry does not interfere with the kind or development of any one’s religious faith but asks that the interpretation of the Masonic symbols shall be according to what each faith is deemed appropriate by its Creator.
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