- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Element Books Ltd (February 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1862042217
- ISBN-13: 978-1862042216
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 280 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,043,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus Paperback – February 1, 1998
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Amazing work of authors digging for information for so many years. I am not a mason, nor their follower.
This book is not giving you all answers in the world. And you do not have to believe or trust in everything these guys are telling you. But, IMHO, it will make you think differently about human history, religion establishment, lies and cover-ups, and many other things.
For me, this book was a very valuable source of information that was missing for so many years. Puzzle I was trying to put together was solved almost completely. I have read more than 10,000 books in my life ( I am in my low 50s), but this one is in " Top 10" list!
Many thanks and respect to Mr. Lomas and M. Knight!
It was not an easy read my first time through, simply because Knight and Lomas needed a good editor to make the words and ideas flow a bit more smoothly. But, after I got used to their style I could not put it down. In the first week I read it cover to cover several times, and was astonished by the breadth of the their discoveries.
These two blokes are just regular guys, and fellow Masons, who decided to dig into the background of some of the rather innocuous stuff we hear and recite in lodge. While we speculative Masons clearly understand the principles represented by all our spoken ritual, like most of that type of stuff it is often a bit mysterious and inexplicable in its language, carrying the requisite old world idiom of time during which is was written.
So, Christopher and Robert initially set out just to learn a bit more about the real history of Masonry. Yet, along the way they stumbled across many topics and details they never expected. As I followed their trek it was evident that they used the very best principles of research - question everything and look everywhere. They set about the task exactly like my favorite college history teacher recommended many years ago - to go forth randomly with a voracious appetite for discovery, while allowing the journey to bring you the truth rather than by some learned process. We students heard him say that during many years as a world-class historian (not his words) his best research was driven by randomly choosing a book, opening it without thought, and simply reading. Knight and Lomas did this quite often, as well as following other chance leads they found purely by accident.
What was also clear while reading The Hiram Key is that the work changed both authors. What they found affected their path through life, and the learning took on a life of its own, spawning several sequels and related books.
Well, I could make this review a book in itself, but to cut to the chase JUST BUY IT. You will never again be so amazed. If you are a history buff, it is a must read, and, if not you will become a history nut.