“For in much wisdom is much grief,
And he who increases knowledge
Wise King Solomon
King Solomon is commonly referenced in secret societies. The first reason being Solomon is most known for his wisdom. There is the Wisdom of Solomon in the Old Testament, and the Book of Wisdom from the Apocrypha, which is rejected by Jewish and Protestant scholars, but is included in the Catholic Bibles. The books of the Apocrypha include portions that support justification for both suicide and assassination, lying if the end justifies the means, prayers for the dead, belief in purgatory, and worship of idols.
The second reason being Solomon had a tragic fall from grace when he began worshipping satanic idols. The scripture says “...Solomon did evil…”, which could mean human sacrifice, and black magic. Freemasons claim that the Song of Solomon is an alchemical formula.
“sol” is Latin for the sun
“om” is Hindi Sanskrit for the sun
“on” is Egyptian for the sun
“solom” = “salem” (Jerusalem, Jerusolom)
Almost all sorcery, Kabbalah, magic, necromancy and all kinds of witchcraft practices used by secret societies, all have their roots in the esoteric wisdom of King Solomon. He is known for his magic and has been heavily influential on the occult.
The Iron Worker and King Solomon by Christian Schussele (1861)
In Proverbs 13:11, Solomon said “Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will increase.” As far as a king or a government is concerned - dishonest wealth is reminiscent of the dishonest wealth created by issuing debt-backed currency. For every boom, there is an equal bust.
Micah 1:7 "...all her (Israel’s) pay as a harlot shall be burned with fire…"
King Hiram, who assisted in the construction of the significant First Temple, is referenced in freemasonry in the 3rd Degree allegory presented to candidates. The First Temple was where the Ark of the Covenant was kept, until it disappeared. Masonic Temples are an allegorical reference to Solomon’s Temple, and masonic rituals refer to Solomon.
The Temple had two twin pillars named Boaz and Jachin. 1 Kings 7:15 “And he cast two pillars of bronze, each one 18 cubits high, and a line of 12 cubits measured the circumference of each.” The pillars were 27 feet tall, 6 feet wide (18 feet circumference).
Three Rules for Solomon
In 1 Kings 9:4 - 5, God offered the Kingdom to Solomon, “Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever.”
God set three rules for Kings, like Solomon, to follow in Deuteronomy 17:16 - 17, a king is commanded to “not multiply horses for himself… Neither shall he multiply wives for himself… nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself.”
Does “multiply gold and silver” sound like usury or fractional reserve banking to you too? In Proverbs 22:7, Solomon said, “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”
The Fall of Solomon
There are only two occurences of 666 in the Bible; one in the Old Testament, and one in the New Testament. The former being in 1 Kings 10:14 “The weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was 666 talents of gold.” This was an enormous amount of wealth for a small nation like Israel.
1 Kings 10:21 “All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold… not one was of silver, for this was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon.” Was Solomon living by his own words in Proverbs 13:11? Was this wealth gathered by labor, or was it wealth gained by dishonesty?
1 Kings 10:25 - 26 “Each man brought his present: articles of silver and gold, garments, armor. Spices, horses and mules, at a set rate year by year. And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen.”
1 Kings 10:28 - 29 “And Solomon had horses imported from Egypt and Keveh… and thus, through their agents, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Syria.”
1 Kings 11:1 - 9 “But King Solomon loved many foreign women… from the nations of whom the Lord had said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. For surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.’ Solomon clung to these in love.
And he had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David.
For Solomon went after Ashoreth (Ishtar) the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom (Moloch) the abomination of the Ammonites. Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord, as did his father David.
Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the hill that is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the people of Ammon. And he did likewise for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrifice to their gods.
So the Lord became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the Lord God of Israel.” Solomon had not only broken the three rules for a king, but he also disobeyed God by worshipping satanic idols.
In Acts 7:43, God spoke to Israel, “You took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, Images which you made to worship. And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.”
Moloch or Milcom, is the ancient Canaanite god of child sacrifice through fire or war. It was built as a bronze statue of a bull that was heated with fire, into which the victims were thrown. But what is the star of Remphan? We will find out soon enough.
1 Kings 11:11 “Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, ‘Because you have done this, and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant. Nevertheless I will not do it in your days, for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.”
2 Chronicles 9:31 “Then Solomon rested with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.”
2 Chronicles 12:13 “King Rehoboam… His mother’s name was Naamah, an Ammonitess.” Naamah is the only wife of Solomon mentioned by name. Remember Moloch was the "abomination of the Ammonites".
Isaiah 3:17 “The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will uncover their secret parts.”
Deuteronomy 27:15 “‘Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’”
2 Kings 17:9 “Also the children of Israel secretly did against the Lord their God things that were not right.”
2 Kings 23:10 “And he (Josiah) defiled Topheth… that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire to Molech.”
“Now, we have but to remember that Siva [Shiva] and the Palestinian Baal, or Moloch, and Saturn are identical…”- Helena Blavatsky in Isis Unveiled, Vol. I p. 578
“In Tyre, Baal was the sun, and Ashtaroth (Ishtar), the moon.” - Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, p. 114
The other false god worshipped by Solomon and Israel was Ishtar (Ashtoreth), so called “queen of heaven”. She is the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of fertility and is associated with a variety of sexual rites. “Queen of Heaven” is mentioned in Jeremiah 7:18-20 and 44:19.
By the Old Babylonian Period, Ishtar had come to be specifically associated with the planet Venus, the “morning star” or “day star” which we know translates to Lucifer in Latin. The mythology of Ishtar includes a Descent into the Underworld, like Lucifer.
Many ancient religions had a spring (fertility) goddess, a female deity that would bring life back into the world. She went by many names. The Scandinavians called her Ostra, the Anglo-Saxons called her Eostre, and those who lived in the region that is now Germany knew her as Eastre.
'Queen of the Night relief' displayed in the British Museum in London, which has dated it between 1800 and 1750 BCE. NOTE: The authenticity of the object has been questioned from its first appearance in the 1930s, but opinion has generally moved in its favour over the subsequent decades.
Deuteronomy 12:30 - 32 “‘Take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’
You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. ‘Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.’”
In the year 587 BC, the First Temple was destroyed and the Ark of the Covenant vanishes from the pages of history. 70 years after Solomon’s Temple was destroyed, the second temple was built by King Herod in 516 BC. Then fast forward five centuries to the time of the Roman Empire and the first advent of Jesus Christ…
Jesus drives out the money changers
John 2:13 - 16 “Now the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers doing business.
When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the moneychangers’ money and overturned the tables.
And He said to those who sold doves, 'Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!'"
(This is also told in Matthew 21:12 - 17, and Mark 11:15 - 19)
Jesus foresees the fall of Jerusalem
Luke 19:41 - 46 “Now as He drew near, He saw the city (Jerusalem) and wept over it, saying, ‘If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
For the days will come upon you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.’
Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them, 'It is written, ‘My house is a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”
Den of thieves and Tophet
“Den of thieves” is a reference to Jeremiah 7:11 “‘Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of thieves in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it,’ says the Lord.” Later in Jeremiah, 7:30 - 31 “‘For the children of Judah have done evil in My sight,” says the Lord. “They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it.
And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart.” Tophet was the location in the Gehinnom, in Jerusalem, where the statues of Moloch and Baal were built for the sacrifice of children.
Two days before Jesus was betrayed, he had told his disciples that the temple would be destroyed. Mark 13:1 - 2 “Then as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Teacher, see what manner of stones and buildings are here!’
And Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’”
(Also appears in Matthew 24:1 - 2)
Matthew 23:37 - 39 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
Micah 1:7 “All her carved images shall be beaten to pieces, and all her pay as a harlot shall be burned with fire; all her idoles I will lay desolate, for she gathered it from the pay of a harlot, and they shall return to the pay of a harlot.”
Hosea 9:1 “Do not rejoice, O Israel, with joy like other peoples, for you have played the harlot against your God. You have loved for reward on every threshing floor.”
Hosea 9:17 “My God will cast them away, because they did not obey Him; and they shall be wanderers among nations.”
Ezekiel 16:36 “‘...your filthiness was poured out and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotry with your lovers, and with all your abominable idols, and... of the blood of your children which you gave to them.”
At the time, the name of the Roman emperor, Nero Caesar (reigned Oct. 13, 54 AD - June 9, 68 AD), was transliterated via the Greek, 'Neron Kaisar', into Hebrew gematria. The result of this operation is six hundred sixty-six (50+200+6+50+100+60+200=666). (נרון קסר Neron Qesar)
And 40 years after Christ was crucified, on April 14th, 70 AD, the Roman army captured the city of Jerusalem and destroyed both the city and its temple. (The city had been controlled by Judean rebel factions since 66 CE)
From the Arch of Titus, commemorating the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple in 70 AD. Built in 81 AD, the arch commemorates Titus and his victory over and destruction of Jerusalem. It still stands in Rome today. As you can see the true symbol of Hebrews is the Menorah, which has 7 candles, not 6.
From the year 70 AD until 1942 when the Holocaust began, and the subsequent establishment of modern Israel, is known as the great Jewish diaspora. This length of time was 1,872 years, which is 13 × 144. The Wandering Jew is a 13th century legend, based upon the diaspora.
What is Israel now? To the layman, it is a nation in the middle east. In Biblical terms, it means “God’s people” or “God’s Kingdom”. In Jewish and Christian texts from the Greco-Egyptian area during Second Temple Judaism and beyond the name, Israel, was understood to mean "a man seeing God" from the ʾyš (man) rʾh (to see) ʾel (God).
According to occult doctrine, the six pointed star, or hexagram, was on the seal of King Solomon’s ring - an invention of Simon bar Kokhba, who led a revolt against the Roman Empire in 132 AD. It is said that Solomon was able to command demons using the magical ring.
The Jewish sage Rabbi Akiva identified Simon Bar Kosiba as the Jewish messiah, and gave him the surname "Bar Kokhba" meaning "Son of a Star" in the Aramaic language, although it is not mentioned in the Talmud.
Zosimos of Panopolis (Egyptian-born Greek alchemist and Gnostic mystic) in the early 4th century wrote that the Magnum opus or the Great Work was known to Mary the Jewess, who is credited with the invention of several kinds of chemical apparatus and is considered to be the first true alchemist of the Western world. But none of her supposed writings have survived, yet quotations credited to her are found in hermetic writings.