Friday, October 30, 2009

Star Of David

Im sure you all of have seen this symbol before. If not is known as the Star of David. The Star of David is used to recognize the Jewish faith. I would put money on it though that you don’t know were this symbol originated or what it means and represents. Well now I will share with you the information I have gathered.
According to legend king David had a shield with two interlocking triangles wrapped in leather bands to complete the circle. Apparently in one of his battles it became so intense that the two triangles came together as one and from then on it has been known as the "shield" of David. The Shield of David is what Jews commonly refer it to. This is legend though and has no historical backing.
The representation of the star is also unclear. Some think that the twelve sides represent the twelve tribes of Israel. Other say that the six points represent Gods total control over all the directions, being north, south, east, west, up and down. Also the direction in which the triangles point may symbolize God in heaven (triangle pointing up) and people on earth (triangle pointing down).
I hope you enjoyed this addition to Giovanni's Blog.

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