The story behind it is that the star is of a farmer in Aruba in support of the country of Israel. Yearlong he produces figs.From seeing only the photo it is extremely hard to guess the story behind it. If I were a journalist I would have traveled to Aruba to interview the guy who made this grass star...
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Picture of this grass Magen David at Aruba, an island in the Caribbean Sea, is courtesy of "Aruban" from Flickr who wrote to me:
Dr. Ze’ev Goldmann, founder of Akko Museum, showed me this chancel screen with David's Star and with inscribed Greek cross (upper left) From Khirbet Carmel near Hebron. Photo is from Abel& Barrois, Revue Biblique (RB) 1929 p. 584. There were found three Byzantine Churches in Carmel from the 5th-6th centuries C.E.
Carmel is mentioned in the Bible:
I samuel 25:2
Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; and the man was very rich, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And it came about while he was shearing his sheep in Carmel