The Curious History of the Six-Pointed Star

The Curious History of the Six-Pointed Star
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The six-pointed star known as the Magen David or Shield of David, which is now emblazoned on the flag of…

The six-pointed Shield of David, now inscribed on the flag of Israel, is universally accepted as the Jewish symbol par excellence; and it is commonly assumed that the Magen David’s special significance reaches back to remote antiquity, and enshrines some deep, traditionally hallowed, religious or historical meaning. Gershom Scholem, one of the great Jewish scholars of our time, here traces the obscure story of the Magen David through its long and curious career, and reveals that the true story of the symbol is quite different from that asserted by most accepted “authorities.”
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THE SIX-POINTED STAR KNOWN AS THE MAGEN DAVID OR SHIELD OF DAVID, which is now emblazoned on the flag of the State of Israel, is from every point of view a cause for astonishment. Where did the symbol originate, and what is its true meaning? In the scholarly literature, as well as the popular, truth and fantasy are mingled. Writers on the subject confuse the authentic tradition of the symbol, which they do not understand very well, with their own speculations, some of which are very far-fetched indeed: in sum, each man interprets the Magen David as he pleases.

 

The “Star of David” is Pagan

The “Star of David” is Pagan
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WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE “STAR OF DAVID”? Was it really the ancient symbol on David’s shield? Did it originate with king Solomon? What is the meaning of two interlaced triangles, one pointed upward and one pointed down? Where did this ancient symbol Really originate?

Why does this symbol figure so prominently in the modern nation of Israel, today? You may be totally shocked at the explosive, provocative answers to these questions!

A Jewish Orthodox internet website tells us: “The Magen David (shield of David, or as it is more commonly known, the Star of David) is the symbol most commonly associated with Judaism today, but it is actually a relatively new Jewish symbol. It is supposed to represent the shape of King David’s shield (or perhaps the emblem on it), but there is really no support for that claim in any early rabbinic literature. In fact, the symbol is so rare in early Jewish literature and artwork that art dealers suspect forgery if they find the symbol in early works.

The Tribes of Israel

The Tribes of Israel
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A chart giving all the necessary information, for identifying the whereabouts of the 12 tribes today through heraldry. This chart needs to be used in conjunction with the Testimonies of The Patriarchs which gives many more clues to tribes and and their nation states today.

The Testament of Zebulun

The Testament of Zebulun
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Chapter 1

1,2 The copy of the words of Zebulun, which he enjoined on his sons before he died in the hundred and fourteenth year of his life, two years after the death of Joseph. And he said to them:

3 Hearken to me, ye sons of Zebulun, attend to the words of your father. I, Zebulun, was born a good gift to my parents. For when I was born my father was increased very exceedingly, both in flocks

4 and herds, when with the straked rods he had his portion. I am not conscious that I have sinned

5 all my days, save in thought. Nor yet do I remember that I have done any iniquity, except the sin of ignorance which I committed against Joseph; for I covenanted with my brethren not to tell

6 my father what had been done. But I wept in secret many days on account of Joseph, for I feared my brethren, because they had all agreed that if any one should declare the secret, he should be slain.

7 But when they wished to kill him, I adjured them much with tears not to be guilty of this sin.

Chapter 2

1, 2 For Simeon and Gad came against Joseph to kill him, and he said unto them with tears: Pity me, my brethren, have mercy upon the bowels of Jacob our father: lay not upon me your hands

3 to shed innocent blood, for I have not sinned against you. And if indeed I have sinned, with chastening chastise me, my brethren but lay not upon me your hand, for the sake of Jacob our

The Testament of Reuben

The Testament of Reuben
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Chapter 1

1 The copy of the Testament of Reuben, even the commands which he gave his sons before he

2 died in the hundred and twenty-fifth year of his life. Two years after the death of Joseph his

3 brother, when Reuben fell ill, his sons and his sons’ sons were gathered together to visit him. And

4 he said to them: My children, behold I am dying, and go the way of my fathers. And seeing there Judah, and Gad, and Asher, his brethren, he said to them: Raise me up, that I may tell to my brethren and to my children what things I have hidden in my heart, for behold now at length

5 I am passing away. And he arose and kissed them, and said unto them: Hear, my brethren, and

6 do ye, my children, give ear to Reuben your father in the commands which I give unto you. And behold I call to witness against you this day the God of heaven, that ye walk not in the sins of

7 youth and fornication, wherein I was poured out, and defiled the bed of my father Jacob. And I tell you that he smote me with a sore plague in my loins for seven months; and had not my father

8 Jacob prayed for me to the Lord, the Lord would have destroyed me. For I was thirty years old

9 when I wrought the evil thing before the Lord, and for seven months I was sick unto death. And

The Testament of Simeon

The Testament of Simeon
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Chapter 1

1 The copy of the words of Simeon, the things which he spake to his sons before he died, in the

2 hundred and twentieth year of his life, at which time Joseph, his brother,
died. For when Simeon was sick , his sons came to visit him, and he strengthened himself and sat up and kissed them, and said:-

Chapter 2

1 Hearken, my children, to Simeon your father, And I will declare unto you what things I have in my heart.

2 I was born of Jacob as my father’s second son; And my mother Leah called me Simeon, Because the Lord had heard her prayer.

3 Moreover, I became strong exceedingly; I shrank from no achievement, Nor was I afraid of ought.

4 For my heart was hard, And my liver was immovable, And my bowels without compassion.

5, 6 Because valour also has been given from the Most High to men in soul and body. For in the time of my youth I was jealous in many things of Joseph, because my father loved him beyond

7 all. And I set my mind against him to destroy him, because the prince of deceit sent forth the spirit of jealousy and blinded my mind, so that I regarded him not as a brother, nor did I spare even

8 Jacob my father. But his God and the God of his fathers sent forth His angel, and delivered him

The Testament of Levi

The Testament of Levi
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Chapter 1

1 The copy of the words of Levi, the things which he ordained unto his sons, according to all that

2 they should do, and what things should befall them until the day of judgement. He was sound in health when he called them to him; for it had been revealed to him that he should die. And when they were gathered together he said to them:

Chapter 2

1, 2 I, Levi, was born in Haran, and I came with my father to Shechem. And I was young, about

3 twenty years of age, when, with Simeon, I wrought vengeance on Hamor
for our sister Dinah. And when I was feeding the flocks in Abel Maul, the spirit of understanding of the Lord came upon me, and I saw all men corrupting their way, and that unrighteousness had built for itself walls, and lawlessness

4 sat upon towers. And I was grieving for the race of the sons of men, and I prayed to the

5 Lord that I might be saved. Then there fell upon me a sleep, and I beheld a high mountain, and

6 I was upon it. And behold the heavens were opened and an angel of God said to me, Levi enter

The Testament of Naphtali

The Testament of Naphtali
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Chapter 1

1 The copy of the testament of Naphtali, which he ordained at the time of his death in the hundred

2 and thirtieth year of his life. When his sons were gathered together in the seventh month, on the

3 first day of the month, while still in good health, he made them a feast of food and wine. And after

4 he was awake in the morning, he said to them, I am dying; and they believed him not. And as he

5 glorified the Lord, he grew strong and said that after yesterday’s feast he should die. And he began

6 then to say: Hear, my children, ye sons of Naphtali, hear the words of your father. I was born from Bilhah, and because Rachel dealt craftily, and gave Bilhah in place of herself to Jacob, and she

7 conceived and bare me upon Rachel’s knees, therefore she called my name Naphtali. For Rachel loved me very much because I was born upon her lap; and when I was still young she was wont

8 to kiss me, and say: May I have a brother of thine from mine own womb, like unto thee. Whence

9 also Joseph was like unto me in all things, according to the prayers of Rachel. Now my mother was Bilhah, daughter of Rotheus the brother of Deborah, Rebecca’s nurse, who was born on one and

10 the self-same day with Rachel. And Rotheus was of the family of Abraham, a Chaldean, God

The Province of Ulster Flags

The Province of Ulster Flags
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NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE ULSTER FLAG (SIX COUNTIES). Why two Ulster Flags? Well, it is simple. Ulster traditionally was made up of nine counties. Six of these counties make up Northern Ireland while the other three are part of the Irish Republic.

The Ulster Flag (Nine Counties) is therefore the flag of the province of Ulster as it was in ages past while the Ulster Flag (Six Counties) is the flag of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland.

It is a composite flag made up of the cross of the De Burgh family and the Red Hand of Ulster, often associated with the O’Neill family, two of the most prominent families of Ulster.

The Red Hand of Ulster is linked to the one of the twins of Judah as described below:-

Zarah and Pharez: In the last four verses of Genesis 38, we find recorded the birth of twin sons to Jacob’s fourth son Judah. Notice what these verses say:

 

 

Testament of Judah

Testament of Judah
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Chapter 1

1, 2 The copy of the words of Judah, what things he spake to his sons before he died. They gathered

3 themselves together, therefore, and came to him, and he said to them: Hearken, my children, to Judah your father. I was the fourth son born to my father Jacob; and Leah my mother named

4 me Judah, saying, I give thanks to the Lord, because He hath given me a fourth son also. I was

5 swift in my youth, and obedient to my father in everything. And I honoured my mother and my

6 mother’s sister. And it came to pass, when I became a man, that my father
blessed me, saying, Thou shalt be a king, prospering in all things.

Chapter 2

1, 2 And the Lord showed me favour in all my works both in the field and in the house. I know that

3 I raced a hind, and caught it, and prepared the meat for my father, and he did eat. And the roes I used to master in the chase, and overtake all that was in the plains. A wild mare I overtook, and

4 caught it and tamed it. I slew a lion and plucked a kid out of its mouth. I took a bear by its paw

5 and hurled it down the cliff, and it was crushed. I outran the wild boar, and seizing it as I ran,