An Ancient Jewish Text Described the Star of David at least 2,000 Years Ago

RELIGION: Judaism (Rabbinical Judaism)
SYMBOL: Magen David (Star of David)
REFERENCE: Sepher Yetzirah (Book of Formation)


 

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The Book of Formation (Sepher Yetzirah) is…the earliest known textual source for the Six-pointed symbol known as the Star of David.

– Sefer Yetzirah, BOOK OF FORMATION, The Letters of Our Father Abraham, Ayltondoamaral.com

The Star of David…represents the seven facets of space identified in the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation): up, down, east, west, north, and south, and finally the center. The star is most commonly used within kabbalistic circles.

– Mythic Judaism, Atlas-games.com

The Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation) is the textual source for the Six-pointed Star, commonly known as the “Star of David.”…This way of viewing the Star certainly presents a wealth of interpretative possibilities.

– Trees of Life from the Sefer HaShmoth and the Sefer Yetzirah, Workofthechariot.com

In Kabbalah, the Star of David symbolizes the six directions of space plus the center, under the influence of the description of space found in the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation): Up, Down, East, West, South, North, and Center.

– Star of David, Wikipedia

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