Prince of Jerusalem

This was the Sixteenth Degree of the Rite of Perfection, whence it was transferred to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, in the same numerical position. It is founded on certain legendary incidents which took place during the building of the Second Temple, when the Jews were so hindered by the opposing surrounding nations in their work that an ambassage was sent to king Darius to implore his favour and protection, which was accordingly obtained. The legend which is developed in this Rite is sustained by historical data given by Josephus, even though Ezra refers only to the oppositions encountered and to Darius's intervention.

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