Type to search

Arts & Culture History Religion

Mystic origins of the Star of David

  • 2
    Shares

The Star of David has been one of the most famous religious symbols throughout history. Shaped like a hexagram, the symbol is sacred in the Jewish religion and appears on the state flag of Israel. The symbol also has a tragic history, as under the Nazi rule a law was passed mandating all Jews to wear an armband displaying the symbol so they could be easily identified. It is also said that the Star of David was engraved on the doors leading into the gas chambers at Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust.

The origin of the symbol can be traced all the way back to a ring called Seal of Solomon that belonged to none other than King Solomon known as Prophet Sulayman in the Quran.

Seal of Solomon

Solomon is famous in the Jewish religion for building the first temple of Jerusalem. Known to be wise and extremely wealthy he succeeded his father King David; Prophet Daud. According to medieval Jewish tradition and in Islamic and Western occultism, this ring variously gave Solomon the power to command demons, jinn (genie), or to speak with animals.

The ring is said to given to Solomon directly from heaven and gave him power over demons and jinn (genies) and enabled him to speak with animals.

According to legend the Seal of Solomon was engraved by God and was given to the king directly from heaven. The ring was made from brass and iron, and the two parts were used to seal written commands to good and evil spirits, respectively. In one tale, a demon obtained possession of the ring and ruled in Solomon’s stead for forty days. In a variant, the demon eventually threw the ring into the sea, where it was swallowed by a fish, caught by a fisherman, and served to Solomon.

READ  ‘Modi and Yogi have messed it up’: Muslims Talk about Leaving a UP Village as They Fear Things Will Get Worse if BJP Wins Second Term

The hexagram first evolved as the ‘Star of David’ in 14th-century. The symbol became representative of the worldwide Zionist community, and later the broader Jewish community, after it was chosen as the central symbol on a flag at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

Ironically the religious symbol has also been target of conspiracy theories linking it to devil worship. Because of a perceived association with Satanism and occultism, many United States schools in the late 90s sought to prevent students from displaying the pentagram on clothing or jewelry.

Tags:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.