The Degrees of the Council of Princes of Jerusalem are known as the Historical Degrees as they take place during the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem by Zerubbabel following the release of the Israelites from Babylonian captivity.

15° Knight of the East or Sword
This degree teaches the important lessons of loyalty to our beliefs and fidelity to an obligation.

16° Prince of Jerusalem
This degree teaches fidelity to duty and devotion to truth.