Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I went especially to take this photo of the huge sign on the Red Magen David building at the entrance to Jerusalem. It can be seen from every car that comes from the direction of Tel Aviv. It is part of the landscape for thousands of people every day. It is part of the unbelievable bombardment of this image (forget the color for a moment) on the inhabitants of this country; especially on Independence Day when our national emblem peeps from every flag from almost every building, from almost every car.
Keena posted on 21-4-2004 the most simple explanation I ever read about the possible astronomical origin of Star of David (which he abbreviates to SOD- a word that in Hebrew means secret):
What I know of the Star of David is that it represented the solution to the Cosmic Equation regarding precise calendar orientation...
If you want to know where the Taurus (The Bull) constellation is in the night sky, all you would have to do is stand on the patio stone of the Bull, and look at the point of the obelisk in the center, and you would see the bull...
The other useful purpose of these zodiacs was to track the movement of the planets...The Star of David, two interposing triangle, super imposed on you zodiac, aligned on the rose, would tell you which stars to look at to determine (triangulate) exactly “When” you are in regard to the seasons (Earth Tilt).
Photo is courtesy of Shlomo Moussaieff, collector of Biblical archaeology. This coin had been minted by King Offa who was the King of Mercia from 757 until his death in 796.
To this period belong also Star of David on Sceattas:
Sceattas are small thick silver coins minted in England, Frisia (in the northwest of the Netherlands) and Jutland (in Denmark) during the Anglo-Saxon period (in the 5th to 11th centuries). Sceattas were mainly found in England and Frisia, but also in Denmark (Ribe) and Germany.
Photo (Courtesy of Arie Marinus van Herwijnen owner of http://www.bonatiele.nl/) shows 7th/8th century Sceat.