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Headstone Symbol?

Headstone Symbol?

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 3:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Anyone know what this symbol and numbers mean?
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Re: Headstone Symbol?

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 5:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
I looked on the internet and it is a symbol for a gate or a portal. The entrance to the world beyond the earth, the entrance to heaven.
It may be that your relative was 2 1/2 years old when he died?

Re: Headstone Symbol?

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the reply. I found this on the Web yesterday.

The Royal Arch Purple Degree (3rd degree) is based on the original theme of the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. The 2 1/2 reminds us of the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh who, although their inheritance was assured on the other side of Jordan advanced in the vanguard of the army when crossing the river to assist their brethren to secure the Promised Land." *

"[Before you all get tied up on the Masons, I should advise that the symbolgy is of the Orange Lodge not the Masons.The Masons are cousins of the Orange Lodge and share many similarities. It is the '2 1/2' that gives it away. Many Orangemen wear a small pin on their label to that affect. 'IGIMT' does mean 'In God Is My Trust.' In Lodge, this inscription is front and centre. All references are of Old Testament origin. If you do a word search of a site that will allow for Bible usage, check out each symbol in the English equivalent. The fact that "he" had certain specific symbols on his stone, signify his having attainted at least the Royal Purple Marksman's degree.] '2 1/2' The Royal Arch Purple Degree (3rd degree) is based on the original theme of the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. The 2 1/2 reminds us of the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh who, although their inheritance was assured on the other side of Jordan advanced in the vanguard of the army when crossing the river to assist their brethren to secure the Promised Land."*

Re: Headstone Symbol?

Posted: 22 Sep 2012 2:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Great to know. Thank you.
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