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Freemasonry is worldwide, to know and understand in one country is to know and understand in another although there may be some language barriers, the mode of recognition is the same.
According to Modern Scholars, and Historians, Modern Freemasonry officially began in London, England in 1717 at the Goose and Gridiron Tavern.
There has been dispute among Masonic Historians that Freemasonry origins date back to the beginning of mankind. There are theories which date back to Adam and Eve, Solomon in the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, the building of the Tower of Babel, Alexander the Great, Leonidus king of Spartica, Noah in the building of the Ark, the Ancient Mysteries, and so on. Whatever the case may be, Freemasonry as it is today is based on all these theories, whether true, fables, or just conjured stories, they are the baseline for what we know today as Freemasonry.
According to Scholars, and Historians, Ancient Craft Masonry commenced with the creation of the world, calling it Ano Lucis (A.L.), "in the year of light" 4000 years prior to the Christian era, thus, 4000 plus 2004 = A.L. 6004. Royal Arch Masonry dates from the year the second temple was commenced by Zerubbabel, Anno Inventionis (A.I.), "in the year of discovery," 530 years prior to the Christian era, thus, 530 plus 2004 = A.I. 2534. Order of the High Priesthood date from the year of the blessing of Abraham by the High Priest Melchizedek, Anno Benedictionis (A.B.), "in the year of the blessing," 1913 years prior to the Christian era, thus 1913 plus 2004 = A.B. 3917. Royal and Select Masters date from the year in which the temple of King Solomon was completed Anno Depositions (A. Dep.) "In the year of deposit,"1000 years prior to the Christian era, thus 1000 plus 2004 = A. Dep. 3004. Knights Templar date from the year of the organization of the ancient order, Anno Ordinis (A.O.), "in the year of the Order," 1118 years into the Christian era, thus 2004 - 1118 = A.O. 886.
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