If you are interested in numerology, puzzles, and symbolism as it relates to Freemasonry, you may enjoy reading Bro. William Steve Burkle's "Speculation on the Symbol of the Square and Compasses: The Freemason's Magic Square."
Bro. Burkle ties together Masonry, Kaballah, Gematria, Pythagoras and Bro. Benjamin Franklin, and comes to the conclusion that the Freemason's Magic Square, with which Franklin was familiar, holds a secret message regarding the meaning of the Square and Compasses.
Alas — he doesn't provide us with the answer, just the question.
His article closes with a request for assistance from anyone who might know more about this subject.
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