Enoch, being inspired by the Most High, and in

commemoration of a wonderful vision, built a Temple underground, and dedicated it to the Lord God Jehovah. His son, Methuselah, constructed the building, although he was not acquainted with his father's motives for the erection. The Temple consisted of nine brick vaults, situated perpendicularly beneath each other, and communicating by apertures left in the arch of each vault.

Enoch then cause a triangular plate of gold to be made, each
side of which was a cubit long. He enriched it with the most precious jewels and stones, and encrusted the plate upon a stone of agate of the same form. On the plate he engraved, in ineffable characters, the true name of Deity, and, placing it on a cubical pedestal of white marble, he deposited the whole within the deepest arch.

When this subterranean building was completed, he made a

door of stone, and attaching to it a ring of iron, by which it might be occasionally raised, he placed it over the opening of the uppermost arch. He then so covered it over that the aperture could not be discovered. Enoch himself was permitted to enter it but once a year; and on the Enoch, Methuselah and Lamech, and the destruction of the world by deluge, all knowledge of this Temple, and of the sacred treasure which it contained, was lost until, in much later times, it was

like Enoch. and the other of brass. the principles of the arts and sciences. On the one of marble he inscribed the characters in hieroglyphics. . to resist the action of water. Lamech. to withstand the influence of fire. Enoch. Masonic tradition informs us that he then delivered up the government of the Craft to his grandson. On the pillar of brass he engraved the history of the creation. Therefore. The Legend goes on to inform us that after Enoch had completed the subterranean Temple. fearing that the principles of those arts and sciences which he had cultivated would be lost in that general destruction of which he had received a prophetic vision. and the doctrines of Speculative Freemasonry as they were practiced in his times.accidentally discovered by another worth of Freemasonry. and having warned them in the most solemn manner of the consequences of their wickedness. who. he erected two pillars -. exhorted them to forsake their idolatries and return once more to the worship of the true Supreme Being. and disappeared from earth. having completed these labors. was engaged in the erection of a Temple of the same spot on Mt. called his descendants around him on Mount Moriah. Moriah.the one of marble.

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