It was destined to be quietly deposited in the archives of that Body, because, as it was confessed, no Freemason could be found in France who had ability enough to supply its lacunae or missing material and prepare it for the press.Ragon's theory of the origin of Freemasonry was that its primitive idea is to be found in the initiations of the Ancient Mysteries, but that for its present form it is indebted to Elias Ashrnole, who fabricated it in the seventeenth century.She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni, which is to say, Master." The Masonie myth in the Most Excellent Master's Degree, that it was the title addressed by the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon on beholding the magnificence and splendor of the Temple, lacks the element of plausibility, inasmuch as the word was not in use in the time of Solomon.One of the most distinguished Masonic writers of France.They styled themselves the children of wisdom, which is an expression very nearly corresponding to the Greek.The word occurs once, as applied to Christ, in the New Testament (John xx, 16), "Jesus said unto her, Mary.His contemporaries did not hesitate to call him "the most learned Freemason of the nineteenth century." He was born in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, most probably at Bruges, in Belgium, where in 1803 he was initiated in the Lodge Runion des Amis du Nord, and subsequently assisted in the foundation of the Lodge and Chapter of Vrais Amis in the same city.
From the Egyptians, especially, Rabbinism derived its allegorical and symbolic mode of instruction.
The eighteenth letter in the English and other Western alphabets- The word Resh signifies forehead and in the Phenician and hieroglyphic character is presented as in the illustration. Its numerical value is 900, and the equivalent as a name of God is Rahum, signifying clemency.
The system of philosophy taught by the Jewish Rabbis subsequent to the dispersion, which is engaged in mystical explanations of the oral law.
In 18, he was editor-in-chief of the periodical published during those years under the title of Hermes, on Archives Maonniques.
In 1853, he published Orthodoxie Maonnique, a work abounding in historical information, although some of his statements are inaccurate.