A Muslim Star of David Sampler

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TOP LEFT: Hexagram Pattern, Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
TOP CENTER RIGHT: Former Flag of Morocco until 1912
TOP FAR RIGHT: Islamic Seal of Solomon, Wall of Jerusalem
BOTTOM RIGHT: Hexagram Pattern, Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
BOTTOM CENTER LEFT: Islamic Seal of Solomon, Wall of Jerusalem

 

 

 

 

Even More ‘Harmless and Fun’ Star of David Numerology

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A Hexagram, represented by the Star of David, is a Two-Dimensional (Orthographic) projection of a Cube. A Symmetric Projection of the Cube creates a Cross.

One of the many meanings of the first word in the Bible “Bereshit“, is “They (Elohim) created Six” which means that in Six Stages of the Time Cycle the Cube of Space (or the Hexagram) was populated. On the Seventh Day the Center was filled.

The book of Genesis does not describe the creation of the Trinity (They, Elohim, 1+2+3, 1x2x3) itself. This stage was later covered in the Zohar.

The first sentence in Genesis (“In the beginning Elohim created Heaven and Eearth“) contains 7 words and 28 letters. This indicates that the Creation Process was already in the 7th stage of the Tetraktys and in its 2nd Fractal Expansion, the Birth of the Material Universe.

The sum of the entire verse is the 73rd Triangular Number. The prime Numbers 37 and 73 are geometrically related. They form the third and the fourth term in the sequence of Star Numbers (1, 13, 37, 73, 121).

Hexagon/Star pairs are closely related to Triangular numbers. Their product is always a Triangle, and they can be symmetrically generated from a Pair of Triangles.

– About Mystical Number Theory and Pascal’s Triangle, Constable Research, http://hans.wyrdweb.eu/tag/sefer-yetzirah/

What was the symbol for the jewish religion before the introduction of the star of david?

My answer to What was the symbol for the jewish religion before the introduction of the star of david?

Answer by Jason Corning:

The Seven-Branched Menorah. There are, however, numerous similarities between the two symbols. I originally posted the following on Facebook and I'll post it again here:

More than few experts on the subject- namely ordained Orthodox Rabbis- believe there are strong links between the actual Menorah and the Star of David. For example- both structures have a 7-part form in that there are 7 branches of theMenorah and 7 parts to the Star of David. Delving further, one finds they share 6 +1 design where the Menorah's 6 outer branches plus 1 central branch correspond to the 6 outer points plus 1 central hexagon. In addition both the Menorah and the Star of David can be organized an even more complex design of 3 + 3 + 1. This can be seen as follows:l

7 Menorah = 7 Star of David
3 branches to the right = 3 points above
3 branches to the left = 3 points below
1 center branch = 1 central hexagon

What was the symbol for the jewish religion before the introduction of the star of david?

The Star of David on Communist China’s One Dollar Bill

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China’s One Dollar (Yuan) Bill

Well, it looks like  even Communist China is joining the Star of David club by including what looks almost exactly like the Star of David on the top right of their one dollar bill. Why it’s there is still a mystery, but stay tuned to this post and the answer may come soon enough.

Why is there a six-pointed star(Star of David?) on Humayun’s tomb in Delhi?

My answer to Why is there a six-pointed star(Star of David?) on Humayun's tomb in Delhi?

Answer by Jason Corning:

Humayun was the Muslim conqueror of much of India. He styled himself after King Solomon who is highly revered in Islam. In a addition, the six-pointed Star of David (Muslims refer to this same symbol as the Seal of Solomon) was a common religious and cultural symbol in many Islamic countries up until the founding of Israel in 1948. Thus, it should come as no surprise to see a Muslim warrior King decorate his tomb with an ISLAMIC symbol.

Why is there a six-pointed star(Star of David?) on Humayun's tomb in Delhi?

What is the origin of the Star of David on the Congressional Seal?

My answer to What is the origin of the Star of David on the Congressional Seal?

Answer by Jason Corning:

The Great Seal of the United States has a recurring numerical theme for the number 13. This should come as no surprise because at the time of America's founding as a nation there were exactly 13 colonies. It just so happens that, geometrically speaking, the Star of David can be formed using 13 points with equal spacing between each of them (or 12 if you leave out the point in the very middle). It is likely that the designer who chose this symbol saw the United States as the New Israel (which was originally composed of 12 tribes who were led out of slavery from Egypt by a man named Moses, the 13th point).

At the time, the English-speaking Christian world believed the symbol for ancient Israel was, in fact, the Star of David. So, with the American Revolution being a violent rebellion against the King of England, just as Moses and his people rebelled against the Pharaoh, the victorious colonists considered themselves the New Israelites who had escaped captivity by achieving independence from England (Egypt). In short, the designers of the Great Seal had no problem with the symbol because the six-pointed star of David was seen as a Christian symbol. It still is today with numerous American churches decorated with its image, used especially in the stained glass windows.

From an Episcopalian Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona

What is the origin of the Star of David on the Congressional Seal?

Why is there a six-pointed star(Star of David?) on Humayun’s tomb in Delhi?

Why is there a six-pointed star(Star of David?) on Humayun's tomb in Delhi? by Jason Corning

Answer by Jason Corning:

Humayun was the Muslim conqueror of much of India. He styled himself after King Solomon who is highly revered in Islam. In a addition, the six-pointed Star of David (Muslims refer to this same symbol as the Seal of Solomon) was a common religious and cultural symbol in many Islamic countries up until the founding of Israel in 1948. Thus, it should come as no surprise to see a Muslim warrior King decorate his tomb with an ISLAMIC symbol.

Why is there a six-pointed star(Star of David?) on Humayun's tomb in Delhi?

The Star of David, Betsy Ross, and the American Flag (Part I. The Myth)

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.

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Some Examples of Historical U.S.Flags with Six-Pointed Stars (of David)

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:

 

THE 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)

THE 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)

THE 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.

Betsy 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 single snip of my scissors.’ [Betsy showed Washington just how talented she was. She made several folds in a piece of paper. Then…(Snip!)]
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)

 

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Various Historical U.S. Flags with Six-Pointed Stars (of David)