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: to Dobush for referring me to this picture which is copied from Wikipedia entry Biblical_Magi