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The Widow's Son

Conspiracies U, V, W

Hiram Abiff is often called simply "the widow's son" in Free-masonic speech, and charitable acts by Masons are said to be "for the widow's son." This refers to the one mention of Hiram in the Old Testament, namely 1 Kings 7: 13-14.

And King Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow's son out of the tribe of Naph-ta-li and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to King Solomon and wrought his works.

In Masonic lore, Hiram was killed by three sinister figures with the symbolic names Jubela, Jubelo, and Jubelum. Parcifal, a major figure in some magick/Masonic orders (e.g., the Ordo Templi Orientis) was also a widow's son; but some who have been there and come back tell us that both Hiram and Parcifal are allegorical figures representing Jacques de Maloy. An even more interesting theory about the widow's son appears in 'The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail'.