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.)”

Compelling Evidence that the Six-Pointed Star of David is Good, not Evil

The three nouns God, the Heaven and the Earth of Genesis.1:1 have together the number value 777.

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

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A Letter to a Sincere, but Misinformed, American Christian Believer who Despises the Star of David

Here are a series of quotes from your article entitled ‘Creator’s Star?‘ coupled with my personal responses to your misunderstandings about the hexagram.


YOU: There is not one shred of Scripture which would present the hexagram as a symbol which is associated with the ‘Creator.’
ME: The Star of David (hexagram) is the one symbol and/or geometric shape that perfectly corresponds to the very first verse in the Bible.

In the Beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.

– Genesis 1:1

Triangle Up- the Heavens
Triangle Down- the Earth
Both Triangles- God’s Creation (both Heaven and Earth)

Thus, the term ‘Creator’s Star’ originates from two separate ideas- the first one being the understanding that God CREATED both the Heavens and the Earth. So the only way to symbolize His two domains (along with His Dominion over both realms) with a single symbol is to combine the Earthly, downward-pointing triangle with the Heavenly upward-pointing triangle.
The second idea is simply the fact that the hexagram (like the pentagram, or septagram) resembles a star (or sun) with rays of light shooting out from the center due to interference from a hazy or semi-cloudy sky (twinkle, twinkle). So, in all honesty it could simply be called the Creator’s SYMBOL or SYMBOL of Creation, but since hexagrams are traditionally seen as ‘Stars’, the name stuck and has remained the common Christian designation for the Magen David. Keep in mind that this sacred and holy symbol was intended to honor and cherish the God of the Holy Bible (and NOT to honor and cherish the symbol). By the way, the Creator’s Star was always understood to be nothing more than another symbol (like a letter in the Alphabet) by which mere mortals may come closer in their knowledge and understanding of the one, true God (the Creator of both Heaven and Earth).

 

The Star of David (hexagram) is the perfect symbolic representation for the 6 (create) + 1 (rest) = 7 days of Creation as written in the Book of Genesis. For just as the six days of the week (or of Creation) are considered the same, the 7th day (the Sabbath) is revered by Biblical believers as sacred and holy. Indeed, one of the Ten Commandments demands that mankind ‘keep the Sabbath day holy’.

As it clearly states in Genesis, God created for six days straight and on the 7th day he rested. Keep in mind that, instead of creating anything new, God took the time to bless all of Creation, and then sanctified the 7th day making it holy. As the 7-part Star of David clearly shows, there are six external points (mini-triangles) which happen to be the exact same size and shape. In contrast, the often overlooked 7th part, the central hexagon, is radically different in both size and shape from the 6 outer points- symbolically displaying the crucial spiritual difference between the Sabbath day (7th day of primary importance, Holy) and the other 6 days of the week (1st thru 6th days of secondary importance, Profane).

YOU: There is no Biblical verse which even hints at it being somehow representative of the Trinity.
ME: It is indeed representative of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God who informs St. John at the very end of the Book of Revelation the exact names or titles that are most appropriate in describing Him:

 

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 = the Bright Morning STAR
Keep in mind that older English Bibles used to read ‘the Root and Branch of David’. Now it seems foolish to deny that the ‘root and branch’ biblical phrase is not symbolically represented by the two triangles of the Star of David, especially since Jesus has traditionally been known as the Son of David. Without a doubt, the odds that Jesus Christ really is referring directly to the geometric Star of David with his more than obvious above/below metaphor is extremely high. The probability of it being mere coincidence is near impossibility.

YOU: Indeed, the idea of the hexagram enclosing two triangles to represent the Trinity is thoroughly illogical in itself — unless one is of the opinion there are two trinities.
ME: That’s right, there is two trinities (see diagram above). One is the Trinity of God (Father, Son, Holy Ghost). The other is the Trinity of Man (Mind, Body, Soul). Once again this standard Christian understanding of God and Man may be represented (almost PERFECTLY) with the combined triangles of the Star of David. When combined, the resulting hexagram’s top three points symbolize the the Father Son and Holy Spirit in Heaven above (with Jesus at the right hand of the Father), while the bottom three points signify the Minds, Bodies, and Souls of Mankind on Earth below.

Most interesting is the understanding that the earthly Triangle pointing-down (Man) also happens to be a mirror-IMAGE of the Heavenly Triangle pointing up (Triune God). This corresponds strongly to the passage in Genesis describing Man as an image of God, not quite the same as the reality of God, but similar. It clearly states- ‘God Created Man in His image, in the image of God He created them’ This should be listed as follows:

UP TRIANGLE: God
DOWN TRIANGLE: Image of God (Man)
BOTH TRIANGLES: Man of God (Faithful and Obedient Servant of the Biblical God, like David or Jesus)

 

YOU:  Perhaps the most vehement repudiation of the six pointed star (which features six straight lines, six triangles, and six points) is found in the book of Amos, where the LORD connects the star with the planetary god Saturn — whom the Greeks called Kronos, and the Persians called Kevan
ME: There is absolutely no reason to suppose that this passage refers to a geometric star figure with exactly 6 points. It could JUST AS EASILY have been a 7, or 5, or 8 pointed star. Nothing in the text points to the hexagram, nothing.

I do hope that, even though you are a sincere and fervent Christian believer, you may still entertain the possibility of being mistaken about this very important Biblical symbol of the Messiah Jesus Christ. God bless.

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

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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!

 

Mapping the Star of David Verses of the Sepher Yetzirah

The Sepher Yetzirah, a Kabbalistic text at least 1,700 years old, is believed by numerous scholars to refer DIRECTLY to the six-pointed Star of David. Considering the actual words of the text there shoould be no doubt that they are correct. How so? First off, the Sepher Yetzirah takes the 22 Hebrew Letters of the Alphabet and further divides them into a set of 3, a set of 7, and a set of 12 thus equalling 22.

He engraved and hewed out through it twenty-two letters as a foundation: three Mothers, seven Doubles, and twelve Simple; and they are of One Spirit. (Sepher Yetzirah 1:10)

It just so happens that these three numbers (3,7, 12) also correspond to the exact geometric attributes of the Star of David (3 points above  & below, 7 parts, and 12 sides) Now some may quibble and claim this is just a very unusual coincidence having nothing to do with the Star of David. Even so, the mathematical probability for this having occured by chance alone is extremely low. The following analysis clearly shows the direct connection between the Star of David and the text of the Sepher Yetzirah:

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Mapping the Star of David Verses of the Sepher Yetzirah
FIFTH: He sealed Above, and He turned upward and sealed it with vhy.
SIXTH: He sealed Below, and He turned downward and sealed it with hvy.
SEVENTH: He sealed East, and He turned forward and sealed it with vyh.
EIGHTH: He sealed West, and He turned backward and sealed it with yvh.
NINTH: He sealed South, and He turned right and sealed it with hyv.
TENTH: He sealed North, and turned left and sealed it with yhv.

– Sepher Yetzirah, Chapter 1:12-13

Astrology and the Star of David- A Perfect 7 & 12 Fit

The connections are quite simple-

  • 12 Sides of the Star of David = 12 Signs of the Zodiac
  • 7 Planets of Astrology =  7 Parts of the Star of David

 

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Classical astrology and the Hexagram, unsurprisingly, fit very well together. The astrological associations are shown above, with the twelve signs of the zodiac lying in order within the six points of the Hexagram and the six vertices between them. The Seven Planets of classical astrology correspond to the six points of the Hexagram and its center.

– The Hexagram, Byzant.com

 

 

 

 

 

For the Last Time, the Star of David is 7, NOT 666

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The Star of David is 7, NOT 666!

 

 

The attacks being made on the Star of David…are often poorly veil ed attempts at Anti- Semitism. This can be seen in the false teaching that the Star of David is the Mark of the Beast because it has six points, six triangles, and six hexagon sides. However, the Hexagram shape of the Star of David is more properly viewed as…six triangles and one hexagon, which equals Seven shapes, not six!

– The Cross, Fish, Menorah, and Star of David as Divine Symbols, by Helena Lehman

A 7-Planet Star of David Rainbow

The Seven Planets of classical astrology correspond to the six points of the Hexagram and its center.

The Hexagram, Byzant.com

 

 

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The Star of David’s Seven Planets of Astrology

The Hexagram, like the pentagram, was and is used in practices of the occult and is attributed to the 7 ‘old’ planets outlined in astrology.

– Hexagram, Wikipedia

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Students of the Western Hermetic Tradition are no doubt familiar with the association of the six points and center of the Hexagram with the Seven Planets known to the ancients. (The word “planet” originally had a broader meaning than it is given today, and was used to refer to any celestial body observed to move in a regular cycle through the sky. According to this early usage, both the moon and the sun count as planets.)

– The Inner Hexagram, by Simon Jester
(http://anubis4_2000.tripod.com/Symbolicon/Essays/InnerHexagram.htm)