I, Joshua (Jesus)...am the Root and Branch of David. I am the Bright, Morning Star.
- Revelation 22:16
Part II. The Hexagram's Metaphorical Influence on the New Testament
Read carefully, the Gospels show substantial evidence that those who actually wrote them clearly intended to make metaphorical use of the Star of David, an age-old sacred symbol of the Judeo-Christian tradition. While this could never really be proven directly, at least some of the words and phrases that Rabbi Joshua (Jesus) utilizes throughout the Gospels appear to be blatant references to the hexagram, as well as the two triangles that create it. Here are just some of those Biblical passages:
(Jesus) called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, 'How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished!'
- Mark 3:23-26
Jesus said to them, 'Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and any city or housedivided against itself will not stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?
- Matthew 12:25-26
The Strong Man's House
How can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
- Matthew 12:29
No one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
- Mark 3:27
How can Satan cast out...
...Satan? If a kingdom is divided...
...against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
If a house is...
...against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
If Satan has risen up...
...against himself and is...
...divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished!
Any kingdom divided...
...against itself is laid waste and any city or house divided...
...against itself will not stand.
If Satan casts out...
...Satan, he is divided...
...against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?
The Strong Man's House
No one can enter the strong man's house and...
...plunder his property unless he first...
...binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off...
...his property, unless he first...
...binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
As the above passages strongly suggest, Rabbi Joshua understood that gaining control and authority over demons also required the ritual knowledge and use of the six-pointed hexagram. For literally 2,000 years, Jews and Christians alike have trusted in the Star of David as a supernaturally powerful 'hex' against Satan and the Devil. The religious power of this Judeo-Christian symbol has always meant to be a pox on both of their wicked, evil houses, as the old saying goes.
Clearly, the originally Jewish tradition of understanding the hexagram must have filtered over to the early Church and continued onward from there. Even St. Paul's letters show evidence of its metaphorical influence, especially when it comes to his precise choice of words. In general, both Judaism and Christianity has looked upon the hexagram not only as the royal family coat-of-arms for David and his descendants, but also as a representation of opposites which may sometimes complement each other. Even today, many religious Jews are taught from early childhood that the upright triangle (the Eye Above the Pyramid) symbolizes Heaven, while the inverted triangle (the Eye Below the Pyramid) stands for the Earth, as in the Book of Genesis which states:
In the beginning, when God created the Heavens and the Earth...
- Genesis 1:1
Thus, the Jewish child is consistently taught to see the Star of David as a seamless union of differing realities. This typically includes such natural phenomena as the mountains and the valleys, the lightningand the thunder, the ocean waves and the undertow, all of which comprise a small part of God's overall Creation.
(Jesus said) 'If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.'
- Matthew 12:27-28
With that in mind, it seems more than probable that Rabbi Joshua ben Joseph of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) was also taught similar ideas about the hexagram many centuries ago, especially since the Star of David also happened to be His own immediate family's (Joseph and Mary) ancient insignia. All things considered, it appears quite likely that the fairly obvious metaphorical references to this icon found throughout both the Old and New Testament is no mere coincidence. Instead, these symbolic allusions to the hexagram, and its two opposing triangles, may simply be little more than a literary practice of the Biblical Prophets which has been in use since the days of Moses. As history shows, this simple, yet very meaningful, symbol known as the Star of David has also managed to teach generations upon generations of children (and adults) about the eternal, abiding truth that can be found within the Judeo-Christian tradition.
May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Maccabees.
May the LORD God bless you in the name of St. David.