Sunday, March 29, 2009

Nativity (Epiphany, Bethlehem) Star

Stars with a different number of points symbolize the Epiphany, the visit (lead by a star) of the Magi (Wise men from the east) to infant Jesus in Bethlehem,

  1. 4-pointed star represents the cross
  2. 5-pointed star (star of Jacob) represents God and man in one entity  (head, two arms and two legs)
  3. 6-pointed star represents the nature of Jesus: power, wisdom, majesty, love, mercy and justice.
  4. 7-pointed star represents the gifts of the Holy Spirit: power riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing.
  5. 8-pointed star symbolize regeneration 
  6. 12-pointed star, symbolize the 12 tribes of Israel or the 12 apostles 

    From:
    http://www.fumcforestcity.com/templates/System/details.asp?id=35537&PID=421706Thanks to Dobush for referring me to this picture which is copied from Wikipedia entry Biblical_Magi

3 comments:

zeevveez said...

See also "Sternsinger" on Youtube

Die Sternsinger bei Life Radio!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzg_8RzjQXA
Die Sternsinger bei Stefanie - The coral singers at Stefanie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DALkaJcSYg

Chana said...

Interesting. This I never knew.

scotti said...

Very interesting perspective. I wish the chart on the link provided contained references. Definitely something to ponder!