Why are some people saying that the Star of David is the “Star of Moloch” or “Star of Remphan”?

My answer to Why are some people saying that the Star of David is the "Star of Moloch" or "Star of Remphan"?

Answer by Jason Corning:

You ask where the absurd  idea that the Star of David is mentioned in the Bible as an evil image (Book of Amos 5:26 and the Book of Acts 7:43) first originated. This undeniably anti-Semitic claim connecting the Star of David to these two Biblical passages most probably originates from a book called The Six-Pointed Star, by O.J. Graham. While the author may well have been a seriously deluded Christian (from Canada) who meant no harm, his text has provided the 'scholarly' references that Jew-hating conspiracy theorists needed to recruit naive Christian believers to their point of view about the 'Jewish' Star. To keep this answer short and to the point, allow me to quote a Professor about this Biblical link to the Star of David-

Question: Is the star mentioned in Acts 7:43 ("you lifted up the star of your god Rephan") the star of David?                                                                                               Response: One thing I can say with dogmatism about Acts 7:43 is that the star is not the star of David.

Is the star of Acts 7:43 the star of David?, Bible Study for Spiritual Growth

The bottom line is that O.J. Graham, and those who agree with him, are making a total leap of faith by assuming that the 'star' mentioned in Amos and Acts was, in fact, a six-pointed Star of David. How do they know it wasn't a five-pointed pentagram instead? They don't and considering the symbolic history of Paganism and the Occult, there is every reason to suspect the 'Star of Remphan' was most probably a five-pointed Pentagram (or a statue figurine). There is nothing in Scriptures or mainstream Biblical commentary that leads one to suggest these short and brief verses of Scripture are referring to the six-pointed Star of David, nothing except O. J. Graham's singular book The Six-Pointed Star. Again, a Bible expert who has taught about for many years had this to say:

It is very popular today among many Christian groups to want to identify the star of David with the "star of Rephan/Rompha" mentioned by Stephen at Acts 7:43 in his quotation of Amos 5:26. What is very important to note here, however, is that while a "star" is mentioned in that passage, no description of that star is given – and it most certainly not called a "star of David"…There is no guarantee that this "star" mentioned in Amos (and referred to by way of quotation in Acts) was even a two-dimensional drawing (as the star of David is). More likely, it was some sort of idol (i.e., a three-dimensional statue of the god or gods in question of the type with which all pagan religion is replete).

The City of David, the Star of David, Solomon's Wisdom, and the Song of Solomon, Bible Study for Spiritual Growth

The real truth, and this is attested to by numerous Christian sources, both Catholic and Protestant, is that there still ARE possible Biblical references to the Star of David which put them in a authentically sacred context as a symbol acceptable to the Biblical God. The most obvious Star of David references can be found in the the Book of Numbers 24:17 and the Book of Revelation 22:16. Here is a list of those two verses with a Star of David symbolic analysis for each of them:


NUMBERS 24:17 – A Star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.

BOTH TRIANGLES: A Star will come out of Jacob;                                          TRIANGLE POINTED UP: a scepter will rise out of Israel.                           TRIANGLE POINTED DOWN: He will crush the foreheads of Moab OR He will crush…the skulls of all the people of Sheth. –


REVELATION 22:16 – I am the Root and Offspring of David, the bright, Morning Star.

TRIANGLE POINTED DOWN: I am the Root…of David                              TRIANGLE POINTED UP: I am the…Offspring of David                                           BOTH TRIANGLES: I am…the bright, Morning Star.

Why are some people saying that the Star of David is the "Star of Moloch" or "Star of Remphan"?

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