It's no more secret, that the Freemasons use various hand signals. One of the most well known hand sign is the Hidden hand - the one that Napoleon was famous of. This hand sign is nowadays very well known, but interesting the symbolism behind it is often overlooked.
The Hidden hand is actually a tribute to Moses.
“Master of Second Veil: Three Most Excellent Masters you Must have been, or thus far you could not have come; but farther you cannot go without my words, sign, and word of exhortation. My words are Shem, Japhet, and Adoniram; my sign is this: (thrusting his hand in his bosom); it is in imitation of one given by God to Moses, when He commanded him to thrust his hand into his bosom, and, taking it out, it became as leprous as snow." (Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor)
So why do the Freemasons honor Moses like this? Well, actually they don't really honor Moses, but the man behind the pseudonym "Moses" - pharaoh Akhenaton, the great hero of "the Elite" and the Cult of Aton.
Of course this doesn't make any sense to a person who still childishly takes the story of Moses and the "Israelites" literally, and does not understand who the real Moses was in a historical sense. If you are unfamiliar with this topic, I recommend you read the previous post Akhenaton and the Hyksos kings.
Freemasons today do not pose with this hand sign so often anymore, but back in the days when this hand sign was not so well known by the public, it was quite common to see freemasons posing with the Hidden hand in their pictures.
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