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Unformatted text preview: the roots of sacred geometry. . . "The squaring of the circle is a . . . symbol [of] . . . the establishing of Heaven on Earth . . . ." It was an attempt to rationalize the irrational. The Molten Sea Another example of a circle with a perimeter that is an integral multiple of the diameter is found in the bible. I KINGS, Chapter 7 reads like an installment of This Old House, where Solomon is building a house and fetched Hiram, who was "filled with wisdom and understanding, and cunning. . . ", sort of a biblical Norm Abrams. Hiram, among other things, "made a molten sea, ten cubits from one brim to the other: it was round all about . . . and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about." I suspect that those dimensions approximate. If they are accurate, then the outline must have been flattened, like some neolithic stone circles....
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- Neolithic Stone Circles