For many years he was Editor of the Reystone, a Masonic journal. The names of the apprentices were entered in another list, the Marks chosen by such being evidently similar to the fathers in several instances (see Marks of the Craft).
This word is capable of at least two interpretations. A significant word in the Third Degree according to the French Rite and some other Rituals (see Mac). In the Order of the Beneficent Knights of the Holy City, the Recipiendary, or Novice, is called Macbenac. which were inscribed upon their banners Wng the initials of the following words in the Hebrew sentence, Mi Camocha, Baalim, Jehovah, meaning, Who is like unto thee among the gods, O Jehovah. during the seventeenth century is abundantly manifest, by an examination of the old Scottish records of that period.
Elected in 1859 to the office of General Grand High Priest, he continued in that position until 1868. This expression is derived from the following tradition of the Degree.
Created a Knight Templar in South Carolina Commandery No. At the building of the Temple, each workman placed his own mark upon his own materials, so that the workmanship of every Freemason might be readily distinguished, and praise or blame be justly awarded.
Delaunay, in his Thuileur, 1813, makes him King of Tyre, calls him Mahakah, and adds a Latin word, Compressus, as further explanation, the meaning evidently being to bring together. The working tools are the Mallet and Indenting Chisel, which see. The Mark Master's Degree is now given in England under the authority of the Grand Lodge of Mark Masters, which was established in June, 1856 and is a Jurisdiction independent of the Grand Lodge.
Masonic writers have generally given to this word the meaning of "is smitten," deriving it probably from the Hebrew verb macha, to smite. The officers are the same as in America, with the addition of a Chaplain, Director of Ceremonies, Assistant Director, Registrar of Marks, Inner Guard or Time Keeper, and two Stewards. Brother Hughan says that the Degree is virtually the same in England, Scotland, and Ireland.