Hiram Abiff

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Hiram Abiff is a character who figures prominently in an allegorical play that is presented during the third degree of Craft Freemasonry (Wikipedia)

In the Masonic ritual Hiram is referred to as ‘the Widow’s Son’, which is similar to a biblical reference to a Hiram found in 1 Kings 7:13–14

What is Freemasonry? (Wikipedia)


Freemasonry is a „fraternal organisation” that arose from obscure origins in the late 16th to early 17th century. Freemasonry now exists in various forms all over the world, with a membership estimated at around six million.

Freemasonry uses the metaphors of operative stonemasons’ tools and implements, against the allegorical backdrop of the building of King Solomon’s Temple, to convey what has been described by both Masons and critics as „a system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.”

Masons conduct their meetings using a ritualised format. There is no single Masonic ritual, and…

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