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, GreatSeal.com




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, bigpeida.com

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, Baheyeldin.com







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, Flagspot.net







MAGEN DAWID
("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 Encyclopedia.com










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, Definitions.net

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, NCnatural.com




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, cynet.com



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, cynet.com





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

































Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Bright, Morning Star of David known as Jesus Christ


BOOK REVIEW: Franz Rosenweig's Philosophy of Existence- An Analysis of the Star of Redemption



The Star of David Zodiac Information Charts at Scribd.com

The Star of David Forts in Vietnam




We heard an interesting story from a friend of ours who was in the Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He said if you flew over the demilitarized zone between area controlled by the two opposing forces, you would see outlines of these stars everywhere on the ground. The Americans experimented with various configurations that would enable them to efficiently build and hold an outpost with only a few men, and this design turned out to be superior to all others.

Imagine walls in the shape of this symbol, and defenders on the walls. An approaching enemy from any direction would be caught in a crossfire. If it appeared that one of the walls would be breached, the commander would withdraw the defending forces inside the inner hexagram and seal it off. He would wait for the triangular point of the star to fill with enemy troops and then blow it up.

So even in recent years, this Star of David, or Shield of David, protected American forces in Vietnam. Amazing.



Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Betsy Ross never made an American Flag for George Washington, it's a Fairy Tale



Here are three separate sources that reiterate the famous legend about Betsy Ross meeting with, and then convincing, George Washington to use five-pointed pentagrams rather than six-pointed hexagrams in the original 'Stars and Stripes' American flag. While this makes for a great story, it has been proven false numerous times by professional historians. Even so, many Americans today still think this story is historical fact, rather than a myth. Here are three versions of the Betsy Ross legend:


MYTH VERSION #1) Back in 1776, George Washington wanted the states to be represented on a new American flag by six-pointed stars resembling the Star of David. Betsy Ross, however, recommended a five-pointed star. The committee in charge of the final flag design thought Betsy's stars would be too difficult to make, but she proved them wrong. She won over the committee when she folded a piece of paper and, with a single snip of her scissors, produced the perfect five- pointed star we use today.

- Betsy's Ross's Secret, by Dennis Randall, Fun.FamilyEducation.com



MYTH VERSION #2) In June of 1776, George Washington, who was a frequent visitor of Betsy Ross' shop in Philadelphia, came to Betsy with a congressional committee comprised of himself, Robert Morris, and Col. George Ross (a relative of Betsy's late husband). The committee appointed Betsy the task of sewing a flag based on a rough drawing by Col. Ross. She offered various suggestions for improvement, including making the flag more symmetrical and using five pointed stars instead of six pointed. They accepted her suggestions, and she made the first American flag. .

- The Betsy Ross Story, The First American Flag (Betsy Ross Flag), United-States-Flag.com



MYTH VERSION #3) Betsy and Washington thought the stars should be arranged in an orderly fashion, in straight lines or a circle. They decided there should be 13 stars to match the number of stripes.

Bestsy Ross: 'And five-pointed stars would look better than the six-pointed ones you have here'.
George Washington: 'But five-pointed stars are hard to make. And 13 would take too much time. We need the flag right away'.
Betsy Ross: 'If you will sir, let me show you how I can make a perfect five-pointed star. I can do it with a singel snip of my scissors'.
George Washington: 'Amazing!'

The three men were impressed with Betsy's ideas and skill.. they gave her the job of making the first American flag.

- Betsy Ross and the American Flag, by Kay M. Olson, Googles Books




Sunday, 12 June 2016

The 12 Star of David Tribes Information List


Reuben
Birth order: 1 (Genesis 29:32)
Hebrew name: ראובן
Transliterated: Reuven
Meaning: "He has seen" (Genesis 29:32)
Mother: Leah
Color: red
Stone: ruby (Exodus 28:17)
Associated symbol: water (Genesis 49:4)
Position around tabernacle: south (Numbers 2:10-16)
Banner: the color of his flag was red, and embroidered on it were mandrakes.



















Simeon
Birth order: 2 (Genesis 29:33)
Hebrew name: שמעון
Transliterated: Shimon
Meaning: "he has heard" (Genesis 29:33)
Mother: Leah
Color: green
Stone: topaz (Exodus 28:17)
Associated symbol: Shechem (Genesis 49:5)
Position around tabernacle: south (Numbers 2:10-16)
Banner: his flag was green with the town of Shechem embroidered on it.

















Levi
Birth order: 3 (Genesis 29:34)
Hebrew name: לוי
Transliterated: Levi (pronouned lev ee)
Meaning: "attached" (Genesis 29:34)
Mother: Leah
Color: black, red, & white
Stone: bareqet (emerald?) (Exodus 28:17)
Associated symbol: chosen
Position around tabernacle: around (Numbers 2:17)
Banner: the color of his flag was a third white, a third black, and a third red; embroidered on it were the Urim and Thummim
















Judah
Birth order: 4 (Genesis 29:35)
Hebrew name: יהודה
Transliterated: Yehudah
Meaning: "I will praise" (Genesis 29:35)
Mother: Leah
Color: sky blue
Stone: carbuncle (turquoise?) (Exodus 28:18)
Associated symbol: lion (Genesis 49:9)
Position around tabernacle: east (Numbers 2:3-9)
Banner: the color of his flag resembled that of the heavens, embroidered on it was a lion.















Dan
Birth order: 5 (Genesis 30:5)
Hebrew name: דן
Transliterated: Dan (pronounced dahn)
Meaning: "judged"/"vindicated" (Genesis 30:6)
Mother: Bilhah
Color: blue
Stone: sapphire (Exodus 28:18)
Associated symbol: judge/scales (Genesis 49:16), serpent (Genesis 49:17)
Position around tabernacle: north (Numbers 2:25-31)
Banner: the color of his flag was similar to sapphire; embroidered on it was a serpent
















Naphtali
Birth order: 6 (Genesis 30:7)
Hebrew name: נפתלי
Transliterated: Naphtali
Meaning: "wrestling"/ "twisting" (Genesis 30:8)
Mother: Bilhah
Color: medium red
Stone: diamond (Exodus 28:18)
Associated symbol: hind/doe (Genesis 49:21)
Position around tabernacle: north (Numbers 2:25-31)
Banner: the color of his flag was like clarified wine of a not very deep red; on it was embroidered a hind


















Gad
Birth order: 7 (Genesis 30:10-11)
Hebrew name: גד
Transliterated: Gad (pronounded gahd)
Meaning: "fortunate" (Genesis 30:11)
Mother: Zilpah
Color: black and white
Stone: jacinth (Exodus 28:19)
Associated symbol:
Position around tabernacle: south (Numbers 2:10-16)
Banner: the color of his flag was neither black nor white but a blend of black and white; on it was embroidered a camp
















Asher
Birth order: 8 (Genesis 30:12-13)
Hebrew name: אשר
Transliterated: Asher (pronounded ah SHAIR)
Meaning: "happy" (Genesis 30:13)
Mother: Zilpah
Color: green
Stone: agate (Exodus 28:19)
Associated symbol: abundant food (Genesis 49:20)
Position around tabernacle: north (Numbers 2:25-31)
Banner: the color of his flag was like the precious stone with which women adorn themselves embroidered thereon was an olive tree


















Issachar
Birth order: 9 (Genesis 30:18)
Hebrew name: יששכר
Transliterated: Yisachar
Meaning: "wages" (Genesis 30:18)
Mother: Leah
Color: blue/violet
Stone: amethyst (Exodus 28:19)
Associated symbol: donkey (Genesis 49:14)
Position around tabernacle: east (Numbers 2:3-9)
Banner: the color of his flag was black like stibium (antimony); embroidered on it were the sun and the moon.
















Zebulun
Birth order: 10 (Genesis 30:19)
Hebrew name: זבולון
Transliterated: Zevulun
Meaning: "gift"/"dwell" (Genesis 30:20)
Mother: Leah
Color: white
Stone: beryl (Exodus 28:20)
Associated symbol: ships (Genesis 49:13)
Position around tabernacle: east (Numbers 2:3-9)
Banner: the color of his flag was white, with a ship embroidered on it.




















Joseph
Birth order: 11 (Genesis 30:22-23)
Hebrew name: יוסף
Transliterated: Yosef (pronounced YO sef)
Meaning: "add another" (Genesis 30:24)
Mother: Rachel
Color: black
Stone: onyx (Exodus 28:20)
Associated symbol: grapevine (Genesis 49:22)
Position around tabernacle: n/a (see Ephraim & Manasseh below)
Banner: the color of his flag was jet black; the embroidered design thereon for both princes Ephraim and Manasseh was Egypt because they were born there.
















Benjamin
Birth order: 12 (Genesis 35:17)
Hebrew name: בנימין
Transliterated: Benyamin
Meaning: "son of my right hand"
Mother: Rachel
Color: mixed
Stone: jasper (Exodus 28:20)
Associated symbol: wolf (Genesis 49:27)
Position around tabernacle: west (Numbers 2:18-24)
Banner: the color of his flag was a combination of all the twelve colors; embroidered on it was a wolf.

The Twelve Tribes, Brady Stephenson, Psalm 119:18 























































































































Saturday, 11 June 2016

The 12 Star of David Emblems of the 12 Tribes of Israel


The banner of Reuben was...in the center a painted mandrake.  (Numbers Rabba 2)







The banner...of Simeon...had the picture of Shechem. (Numbers Rabba 2)







The banner...of Levi had...the picture of the Urim and Tumim. (Numbers Rabba 2)







Judah's banner had...in the center the picture of a lion. (Numbers Rabba 2)







Issachar's banner...had in the center the picture of the sun and the moon. (Numbers Rabba 2)





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Zebulun had...the picture of a ship in the center. (Numbers Rabba 2)







Dan's banner had...an image of a serpent in its center. (Numbers Rabba 2)

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Gad's banner...carried the picture of a camp. (Numbers Rabba 2)






Naphtali's...picture in its center was that of a deer. (Numbers Rabba 2)






Asher's banner bore...The picture of an olive-tree in the center. (Numbers Rabba 2)






Joseph's banner...had the following pictures: Egypt. (Numbers Rabba 2)








Benjamin's banner had...the picture of a wolf in the center. (Numbers Rabba 2)


The banner of Reuben was red, and in the centre painted mandrake. That of Simeon was green, and in its centre it had the picture of Shechem. That of Levi had a tricolour, one stripe of white, one of black, and oneof red, and in the centre it carried the picture of the Urim and Tumim. Judah's banner had the colour of the sky, and in the centre the picture of a lion.

Issachar's banner was blackish, and had in the centre the picture of the sun and the moon. Zebulun had a whitish banner which carried the picture of a ship in the centre. Dan's banner had the colour of sapphire, and an image of a serpent in its centre. Gad's was a mixture of black and white, and carried the picture of a camp. Naphtali's had the peculiar colour of a pale reddish wine, and the picture in its centre was that of a hind. Asher's banner bore the colour of a precious stone, the ornament of a woman, and the picture of an olive-tree in the centre. The colour of Joseph's banner was of a deep black, and had the following pictures: Egypt, then an ox representing Ephraim, and a unicorn to represent Manasseh. Benjamin's banner had some of the colours of each tribe, i.e. twelve different colours, and the picture of a wolf in the centre.

 - Numbers Rabba 2, TALES AND MAXIMS FROM THE MIDRASH, by REV. SAMUEL RAPAPORT [1907]