6 Creation Days + 1 Sabbath Day = Star of David

Sometimes a symbol, and the meaning of that symbol, are the exact same thing. So too the Star of David and its unique visual picture of the 7 Days of Creation match each other with Mathematical precision. I’ll let the Rabbi explain:

“Still by exploring some various explanations on the meaning behind the Star of David, we can appreciate deep Jewish concepts. One idea is that a six-pointed star receives form and substance from its solid center. This inner core represents the spiritual dimension, surrounded by the six universal directions. (A similar idea applies to Shabbat the seventh day which gives balance and perspective to the six weekdays.)”

Another Mention of the U.S. Great Seal’s Star of David

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Exactly why the thirteen-star constellation is arranged in the pattern of a Star of David-like hexagram is a matter of considerable dispute. Preliminary versions of the design show the constellation taking a random pattern…

The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story…, Craig Unger – 2007

The Merkaba as the 3d Star of David

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Why is this shape significant? Another word for the star tetrahedron is the Merkaba. It harmonizes male and female energy, much like a Yin/Yang symbol. The star of David is a two dimensional version of a Merkaba, and was reputed to have been painted on the shields of the armies of King David as a symbol of divine protection. The Merkaba steps down source energy into the physical and is an invocation of the phrase “as above, so below”.
Magic-point.org, The Merkaba

QUOTE- The Star of David and Viruses

CVs are rough-edged, round particles, about 35 nm in diameter. Typical CVs have a “Star of David” on the surface of the virion in some orientations; the star has a dark center. SRSV particles lack the “Star of David” and…

Essentials of Diagnostic Virology – Page 86, Gregory A. Storch – 2000

 

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The Star of David Symbolism in the First Chapter of the Book of Genesis

By Judas Maccabaeus on
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. Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning towards the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament.

– The Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Just about every God-fearing reader of the Bible knows the basic symbolism behind the Star of David which is composed of two opposite-pointing intersecting equilateral triangles perfectly placed on top of each other to create a completely symmetrical six-pointed star. Indeed, even the very name of this geometrical form has a coherent meaning to it, as man throughout the ages has noticed the way the stars and even the sun will sometimes sparkle (or twinkle), thus appearing to have six-points to them, even though they are still obviously round, circular dots in the sky.

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One need not be a believer in Judaism to understand how this symbol provides one of most simple, yet comprehensible, ikons used to represent such concepts as Heaven and Earth, God and Man, Soul and Body, Material and Spiritual, Mountain and Valley, etc. Throughout the Middle Ages, many a Christian Gentile, especially the more learned among them, understand this symbol as, not only representing a unity of opposites, such as the elements of Earth and Air, or Water and Fire, but also as an expression of complementary concepts, much like the ebony and ivory keys to a piano which, when played correctly and by using the correct combinations, was capable of creating something beautiful- like the Latin Mass at its finest and most profound.

Historically speaking, the Catholic Church wasn’t very prone to call the hexagram the Star of David (or Magen David in Hebrew). In fact, for several centuries before the modern term ‘Star of David’ ever became part of everyday vocabulary, and long before this symbol ever became specifically Jewish, the Church preferred to refer to the hexagram as the Star of Creation, or the Creator’s Star. Now the obvious question that might come to readers’ minds is why on earth did the Christian authorities ever refer to this symbol in such a manner. The Star of Creation? Whatever does that mean?

The six-pointed star is the Creator’s Star or Star of Creation. Its six points stand for the six days of creation.

– Christianity/symbols/6-point star, ReligionFacts.com

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The easy answer is to simply point out that God’s Creation includes both the Heavens and the Earth, Mountains and Valleys, Clouds and Seas, Volcanoes and Tornadoes, so the symbolic representation of BOTH distinctly different items placed together would of course signify the reality that Creation is filled with a diverse array of BOTH phenomenon- not to mention the fact that every snowflake is basically a Star of David, in one form or another.

All of this is true of course, but it doesn’t really truly answer the question completely. Why not call it the God’s Star, rather than the Creator’s Star? Obviously, there must be a reason behind this particular designation and the following analysis of the Creation story in the 1st Chapter of Genesis (Genesis 1:1-27) is a humble attempt to explain the reasons why-

The Star of David seems to nest itself in the beginning of the Bible…

– The Star of David, by Frank Colijn, Members.home.nl

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(1) In the beginning God created the Heavens AND the Earth.

– The Heavens= Up Triangle –> ‘God created the Heavens’
–  The Earth= Down Triangle –> ‘God created…the Earth.’                                         = God’s Creation= David –> ‘God created the Heavens AND the Earth.’

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(2) The earth was formless and void, and darkness was OVER the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving OVER the surface of the waters.

– Darkness= Up Triangle
– The Deep= Down Triangle
= Darkness OVER the Deep= Star of David –> ‘darkness was OVER the surface of the deep’

– Spirit of God= Up Triangle
–  The Waters= Down Triangle
=  Spirit of God OVER the Waters= Star of David –> ‘the Spirit of God was moving OVER the surface of the waters.’
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(4) God saw that the light was good, and God SEPARATED the light from the darkness. (5) God called the light day, and the darkness He called night.

= 24-Hour Cycle= Star of David –> ‘God SEPARATED the light from the darkness’
–  The Light, Day= Up (or Down) Triangle –> God called the light day, and the darkness He called night.
–  The Darkness, Night= Down (or Up) Triangle –> ‘and the darkness He called night.’
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(7) God made the expanse, and SEPARATED the waters which were BELOW the expanse from the waters which were ABOVE the expanse, and it was so.

= The Waters= Star of David –> ‘separated the waters’
–  The Waters BELOW= Down Triangle –> ‘the waters which were BELOW the expanse from’
–  The Waters ABOVE= Up Triangle –> ‘the waters which were ABOVE the expanse’

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(9) Then God said, ‘Let the waters BELOW the Heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear’, and it was so. (10) God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering of the waters He called Seas, and God saw that it was good.

– The Seas= Down Triangle –> ‘Let the waters BELOW the Heavens be gathered into one place’
– The Earth= Up Triangle –> ‘and let the dry land appear’
Planet Earth= Star of David –> ‘and God saw that it was good.’
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(16) God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night.

= ‘Two great lights’= Star of David
–  Sun, the Greater Light= Up Triangle
–  Moon, the Lesser Light= Down Triangle
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(20) Then God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly ABOVE the earth in the open expanse of the Heavens.’

– The Fish= Down Triangle – ‘the waters bring forth’
– The Birds= Up Triangle – ‘fly ABOVE the earth’
=  Wildlife= Star of David
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(26) Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule OVER the fish of the sea and OVER the birds of the sky and OVER the cattle and over all the earth, and OVER every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’

– God= Up Triangle –> ‘Let Us make man’
–  Man= Down Triangle –> ‘Our image’
=  God’s rule OVER Man= Star of David

– Man= Up Triangle ‘rule OVER the fish’ and ‘OVER the birds’ and ‘OVER the cattle’
– Animals= Down Triangle
=  Man’s rule OVER Animals= Star of David
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(27) God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.

– God= Up Triangle
–  Image of God= Down Triangle
=  Creation of Man= Star of David –> ‘He created him’

– Male= Up (or Down) Triangle
–  Female= Down (or Up) Triangle
= Creation of Mankind= Star of David –> ‘He created them’
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This simple, basic analysis provides one of best ways in explaining the ultimate reason why the Catholic Church, while acknowledging the hexagram as a legitimate family seal for the House of David (including Jesus Chris), has still tended, for literally hundreds of years, to refer to the Star of David as the Star of Creation. Considering the inherent common sense seen in the above interpretation of the Creation story in Genesis 1, it should be fairly easy to understand why.

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Relevant Quotes and References

The Star of David seems to nest itself in the beginning of the bible…Therefore it’s the question if Moses was aware of the fact that when he wrote down the bible text, he also wrote down the mathematical laws of the hexagram…for with the creation of Heaven and Earth appear also the Laws of Nature and of course the mathematical Laws too.

– The Star of David., by Frank Colijn, Members.home.nl

The star of David is an ancient Jewish symbol filled with significance. The two triangles that make up the star of David depict the two…forces in this world…Heaven and Earth, body and soul, and more.

– Star of David, baltinesterjewelry.com

The thought of Heaven and Earth sharing one dimension brought a scripture to mind. Jesus taught them to pray “in earth as it is in heaven”. I was instantly impressed with the knowledge that somewhere on the earth there must be an exact duplicate of this pattern. This pattern is not new, some of the names for this fusion [are]…’Seal of Solomon’ and the Star of David’. No matter what the symbol is called, or whether it stands for the union of…God and man, it is the power of a balanced collective consciousness.

– STAR OF DAVID, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, LighthouseLibrary.com

STAR OF DAVID: The Star of David or the Creator’s Star. The six points represent six aspects of God: love, mercy, wisdom, majesty, power, and justice. In this form, the two triangles represent the Trinity.

– Star of David, Christian Symbols, Ezartsncrafts.com

THE STAR OF CREATION (Star of David) – The six-pointed star is several symbols in one. The star is made up of two triangles, each representing the Trinity. The six-sided star they form is a symbol of creation. Thus the symbol means that the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, were all a part of the creation of the world.

– The Star of Creation, ChristianSymbols.net

Six-pointed Star: Route six corners correspond to the six days of creation. These are also the six attributes of God: love, power, wisdom, mercy, justice and majesty. It is also known as Star of David in Judaism. Six-pointed star – a Christian symbol

– Christianity, Religious Symbols and their Meanings, Relijournal.com

Six pointed stars symbolize Israel and is called the Star of David. It represents the six attributes of God – power, wisdom, majesty, love, mercy and justice.

– Stars as Christian Symbols, Catholic-Saints.info

Six Pointed Star: Star of Creation, Star of David. Although ancient and symbolizing the six days of creation, best known in modern times as a symbol of Judaism.

– Christian Symbols, Symbols, Gocek.org

Six-Pointed Star: Stars with six points have a deep ancient history that has been connected to many other religions with a range of meanings. In regards to Christianity, the star with six points is known as the Creator’s Star (or the Star of Creation). Each of the points represents the six days of creation, and is also representative of six attributes associated with God;- love, mercy, power, wisdom, majesty, and justice. The six-pointed star is also a symbol of Judaism in modern-day Israel, which is called the Star of David.

– Symbolism of Stars in Christianity, by Yona Williams, Unexplainable.net

QUORA.COM- ‘Vampires are afraid of crosses. But if the vampire was a Jew…would a Star of David work?’

 

QUORA.COM- ‘Vampires are afraid of crosses. But if the vampire was a Jew in its mortal life, would a Star of David work?’

Answer by Jason Corning: Yes, the Star of David would work against a Jewish vampire, and most probably against a non-Jewish vampire as well, because the power of the symbol comes from the faith of the intended victim. This means that a Jew trying to protect themselves with the Star of David would end up being the most potent defense- rather than a Jew using a cross or a non-Jew brandishing a Star of David. Here are the relevant sources-
Symbols of faith will make a vampire recoil in an instant, so long as the person holding it has enough belief and conviction. Traditionally, crucifixes have been used to repel these deadly beings, however, Stars of David, Wiccan pentacles and other symbols are now also thought to be just as effective. Vampires are so petrified of the potential wrath of higher powers; they steer clear of true believers.
 – Top 10 Ways to Repel and Kill Vampires, Halloween Alliance
 
The BBC Television series Being Human (which premiered in 2008 in England and was adapted for North America in 2011) has rules around the Star of David. The Jewish symbol can repel a vampire attack, although with the caveats that the bearer must not feel any affection for the vampire or be outnumbered by them, else its effectiveness is diminished; the oldest vampires are also immune to religious relics. And in the young adult urban fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, vampires are vulnerable to religious symbols from whatever faith they were as humans. 
– How to Kill a Vampire: Crucifixes, Holy Water and Other Sacred Objects, by Kerry Clare, 49th Shelf
In The Uncanny X-Men #159, it is Kitty Pryde’s faith in Judaism that allows her symbol (the Star of David on her necklace) to repel Dracula. It is worth noting that in the critically acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel Batman/Houdini: The Devil’s Workshop (pub. 2003, an Eisner Award nominee), Houdini also repelled a vampire with a Star of Davidnecklace. 
– The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character Kitty Pryde Shadowcat of the X-Men and Excalibur, Adherents.com
Jewish vampires also will not be prone to attack anyone wearing a strand of pork rinds around their neck at night. Another religious symbol that is said to be powerful against Jewish vampires is the Star of David. 
– Destroying Vampires Around the Globe, Vampires.com

 

Star of David Talmud- Natives Below and Strangers Above

The native on the ground and the stranger in the highest heavens!

 

 

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The native then would be in the earth and the stranger in the highest heavens? Yes, the like has found its like and is aroused.

– The Babylonian Talmud, ‘Erubin 9a

 

The Divine Law has therefore stated, ‘The owner of the ox shall be acquitted’, implying exemption. Said Raba thereupon: ‘Is the native born to be on the Earth and the stranger in the highest Heavens?’ ‘No’, said Raba. ‘The implication drawn by R. Jose is essential for this reason, that you might have been inclined to apply the inference ‘Men but not oxen’ only to oxen which could be compared to men – just as men are Mu’ad so the oxen here referred to are Mu’ad.

– The Babylonian Talmud, Baba Kamma 42a

 

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He took the pan in his right hand and the censer into his left hand. The native below and the alien in the heavens above? With this one the ladle is small, the other coal-pan large, and even where both are alike, as with Rabbi Ishmael ben Kimhith, the one is hot and the other cold.’

– The Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 47a

 

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