How Direct do Indirect References to the Star of David have to be?

StarofDavidSepherYetzirah4.4a

 

Six extremities: Above and Below, East and West, North and South and the Holy Temple is set in the middle and it supports all of them.

– Sefer Yetzirah 4:4

 
Certain commentators have made it a point to note that the Star of David is a relatively recent invention (rather than being THE symbol chosen by King David to represent his royal line- the House of David). They have yet to counter the inherently obvious evidence that the Orthodox Jewish text of Kabbalah called the Sefer Yetzirah alludes DIRECTLY to the Star of David on several occasions. The passage cited above happens to be one of the more obvious references. Since most estimates date this text to somewhere between the 1st and 3rd century AD, that means the Star of David has been a Jewish religious symbol for at least 1,700 years!

 

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