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What does the star of David stand for?


Should Christians honour this symbol?

Thanks for your question,

 
Modern Jewish scholars essentially have no idea about the origin of the "Star of David."  Many fanciful explanation are made up about its origin but no one knows with any certainty where it came from.  The most common explanation of its meaning is that the points represent the 6 directions: North, South, East, West, Up, and Down.  This implies that God is master of the universe.  So they say.

There is no indication in scripture that David ever used such a symbol.  In fact the only reference to a star being used as a religious symbol is in Acts 7:43 in which Stephen chastises his Jewish persecutors' ancestors for adopting the "star of your god, Remphan."  Remphan is another term for the vile Canaanite idol, Moloch.  Wouldn't it be ironic if this "star of David" is really a symbol of one of the most detestable idols in the pantheon of folly recorded in the Bible? 

Personally, I do not use the "Star of David" because it is almost certainly pagan having its origin in the occult practices  of perhaps the most disgusting of  idols.

If you want to come to grips with what the Bible really teaches, why not take the free online Bible study course available on our website, http://www.thisisyourbible.com? This course will give you a background in the major themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. As with everything we offer, there is no cost to you other than your time and effort. You will also have a personal tutor to whom you may pose questions either from the course itself or those questions which come to you as you read the Bible.

I hope you have found this helpful.

God bless!

Mike
thisisyourbible.com

 
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