Thursday, 2 November 2017

What is the Star of David and what does it mean for Jews? - The Salt Lake Tribune

 Donald Trump's recent use of a six-pointed star in a tweet widely deemed anti-Semitic has raised many questions about the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. It adorns synagogues the world over and is central to Israel's flag. But it has also been used to denigrate Jews.

Q • What about Trump's claim that there is nothing anti-Semitic about the red six-pointed star his campaign tweeted?
A • The Trump campaign set the words "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!" atop the red six-pointed star against a background of dollar bills and next to a photo of Hillary Clinton. Given that much of anti-Semitic rhetoric blames Jews for manipulating the world's economy, the star's appearance on money was quickly seen by Jews and non-Jews alike as blatantly anti-Semitic.
More to the point, the image was traced to a message board that attracts anti-Semitic and white supremacist memes and rants.
The campaign's explanation, that it was a sheriff's badge, was widely ridiculed. 

Friday, 24 June 2016

13 Colony Star of David above the Eagle's Head on the One Dollar Biill

It s not clear what the hexagram meant at the time of the American Revolution, so to attribute some intended national symbolism to it based on today's meaning is mere speculation. The hexagram shape of the constellation of stars on the Great Seal may have simply been a rearrangement of the 13 stars on the first American flag.

- Holy Hexagram,

Curiously, the Great Seal of the United States appears to contain an image of a Star of David, consisting of 13 smaller American Stars symbolizing the 13 original colonies, above the eagle s head.

- Star of David, Bigpedia,

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Defining 'Magen David'

Here are 3 separate and interesting definitions of the term 'Magen David'-

The Magen David (Shield of David) Definitions

Magen David
It is said to be "The Shield of David", or Magen David in Hebrew. The Semitic root M-G-N has the same meaning in Hebrew and Arabic. The symbol was adopted by Jews in Prague in the 17th century, with somesources quoting the 14th century instead. The earliest mention of theMagen is in a 12th century Karaite book by Judah Hadassi. Some sources mention it as a Cannanite symbol, but archeological digs in Palestine have failed to confirm neither a Hebrew nor a Canaanite origin. It was adoped by some American Jewish publications in 1873, and by the Zionist Congress of Basel.

- Star of David - Solomon's Seal,

The Magen David
(Shield of David), the six-pointed star made of two triangles, appeared according to Jewish tradition on the shield of King David. According to the same tradition the same symbols appeared also on King Solomon's ring and therefore it is also called the Seal of Solomon. This symbol was considered to have magical powers and as a defence from the evil spirits. Such symbol without any connection to Judaism was found in India. The symbol was also considered as magical by the Moslems (as Solomon Seal) and appeared as the symbol of Nigeria. It was also used by the Ethiopian monarchs who, according to their tradition, were the descendants of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheva, and was also known there as Solomon Seal. Sources: Hebrew Encyclopedia; Encyclopaedia Britannica (Hebrew version); From the Foundation, 1986. Dov Gutterman, 4 March 1999

- Shield of David - Magen David,

("David's shield") The hexagram formed by the combination of two equilateral triangles; used as the symbol of Judaism. It is placed upon synagogues, sacred vessels, and the like, and was adopted as a device by the American Jewish Publication Society in 1873, the Zionist Congress of Basel- hence by "Die Welt" (Vienna), the official organ of Zionism-and by other bodies. The Hebra Haddisha of the Jewish community of Johannesburg, South Africa, calls itself 'Hebra Haddisha zum Rothen Magen David,' following the designation of the 'red cross' societies.

- Magen Dawid, Jewish

Solomon's Seal, the Plant Species

Solomon's seal
(n.) any plant of the genus Polygonatum, of the lily family, having a thick rootstock bearing seallike scars, greenish yellow flowers, and red or blue berries. Origin of Solomon's Seal: 1535-45

- Solomon's Seal,

Solomon's seal
(n) 1. (Non-Christian Religions / Judaism) another name for Star of David
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Plants) any of several liliaceous plants of the genus Polygonatum of N temperate regions, having greenish or yellow paired flowers, long narrow waxy leaves, and a thick underground stem with prominent leaf scars
[translation of Medieval Latin sigillum Solomonis, perhaps referring to the resemblance of the leaf scars to seals]

- Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged (2003)

Smooth Solomon's Seal
(Polygonatum biflorum)- Lily Family (Liliaceae)- Blooms April - June: Polygonatum biflorum, or Smooth Solomon's Seal, is commonly found in dry to moist wooded areas where the soil is rich. It is widespread in eastern North America and found throughout most of North Carolina. This perennial stands one to three feet high at maturity, producing small, white, bell-shaped flowers that hang from the leaf axils largely in pairs. Solomon's Seal blooms from April until June, giving way to bluish-black berries August through October.

- Solomon's Seal,

The Star of David will be a Christian Symbol for as long as Jesus Christ is a Jew

The "sign"/icon/symbol for the Messiah, the Greatest King, or King of Kings; who would come from the lineage of David, who would be fully God and also fully man throughout eternity can only be Jesus the Christ - the God/Man.

The Star of David is and can only be the "sign"/icon/symbol for Jesus Christ.

The Star of David is the Star of Jesus Christ.

- The Star Of David Is The "sign"/Icon/Symbol For Jesus Christ,

EXCERPT- The Star Of David Is The "sign"/Icon/Symbol For Jesus Christ

The Star Of David Is The "sign"/Icon/Symbol For Jesus Christ

The Star of David is the historic icon/symbol for the kingship of David. The prophets had written that the Messiah would come from the lineage of David. Because the Star of David is the icon/symbol for the kingship of David, the Star of David is actually the "sign"/icon/symbol for the Messiah, the Greatest King, or King of Kings, who would come from David's lineage and completely overshadow David.

- The Star Of David Is The "sign"/Icon/Symbol For Jesus Christ,

The Star of David-Based Symbols for the Four Elements - Earth, Water, Air and Fire

And after their prayers Adam began to beg God, saying, "O my Lord, my God, and my Creator, You commanded the Four Elements to be gathered together, and they were gathered together by Thine order.

- 1st Book of Adam and Eve 34:4