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This presentation will explore the physical materials of Freemasonry and the Old Testament, such as Tyrian purple dye and the gems in the high priest’s breastplate, along with a few other surprise oddities.

Brother Ben Litman

Austin R. Shifrin

Brother Austin R. Shifrin, 33°, is a Past Master of Tyrian Lodge No. 644, Lower Burrell, and former Secretary of Lodge Ad Lucem No. 812, Pittsburgh. He belongs to East Hills Royal Arch Chapter No. 268, Liberty Valley Council No. 50, the Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine and several other bodies. He also serves on the board of the Academy of Masonic Knowledge. His book, “More Light: Collected Masonic Writings 2017-2021,” published in March 2022, has sold hundreds of copies around the world, stimulating deep and meaningful discussion among the brethren.

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