ANSWERS.COM- Why is the Star of David important?

 

Star of David adaptedThe importance of the Star of David comes mainly from the Judeo/Christian/Islamic myths and legends surrounding this unique symbol. While the hexagram may well be a universal symbol (religious or not), that does not change the fascinating history of one specific hexagram known as the Star of David. As tradition has it, this geometric shape was personally chosen by a young King David to be his Royal emblem and which later became the Royal Coat of Arms for his family and descendants (known as the House of David). The importance of the symbol itself comes from the fairly large amount of Biblical symbolism that comes with it. For example, the Jews tend to refer to the Star as the Magen David because one of the legends concerns the fact that the ancient Israelite soldiers under David’s command would paint this symbol upon their battle shields. Apparently, this would strike fear into the hearts of enemy warriors due to the fierce reputation David had acquired on the field of battle. There is also a growing amount of Biblical scholars that the Star of David provides an underlying symbolism to some of the most important verses in Scriptures. These ‘Star of David’ Biblical passages can be listed as follows:

The magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the Star of David, the one who will be king of the nations. * Footnotes: Matthew 2:2, Numbers 24:17-19, Revelation 22:16  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, p.122)

 

 

STAR OF DAVID BIBLICAL REFERENCE #1
Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him. (Matthew 2:2)

Both Triangles = We saw his STAR
Up Triangle = when it ROSE
Down Triangle = to WORSHIP him

 

STAR OF DAVID BIBLICAL REFERENCE #2
A star shall come forth from Jacob, A scepter shall rise from Israel, And shall crush through the forehead of Moab, And tear down all the sons of Sheth. (Numbers 24:17)

Both Triangles = A STAR shall come forth from Jacob
Up Triangle = A scepter shall RISE from Israel
Down Triangle = And shall crush..and tear DOWN all the sons of Sheth

 

STAR OF DAVID BIBLICAL REFERENCE #3
I am the root and offspring of David. I am the Bright, Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)

Down Triangle = ROOT..of David
Up Triangle = OFFSPRING of David
Both Triangles = Bright, Morning STAR

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