What Is David’s Star
The Star of David or Shield of David is a symbol formed by the union of 2 overlapping triangles, resulting in a 6 point star (hexagram).
It is a popular symbol of Judaism and its appearance occurred in the time of David (1003 BC – 971 BC), the greatest king of Israel, where the symbol was drawn on the shields of his army fighters.
Meaning And Symbolism Of The Star Of David
The meaning of the Star of David is not necessary. Some fonts indicate that it came from the name of King David, whose letters in the Hebrew alphabet had a triangular shape, and that superimposed formed the star. Other sources say that the two triangles symbolize the union between the masculine and feminine.
In the Jewish book “Eshkol Hakofer” of the 12th century, the symbol is no longer portrayed only as a seal, but as an amulet of protection. This meaning remains alive until today, where the star (hexagram) is strongly linked to the Jewish religion and the symbol that used to be used as an ornament, also represents protection.
At the time of Nazism, the Jews were persecuted and murdered in the episode that became known as the holocaust, and the symbol Star of David was sewn on the shirts of those who followed the religion, so that they could be identified in the concentration camps.
The hexagram is also present in the flag of Israel, the only mostly Jewish country in the world.
Seal Of Solomon
Although it is sometimes associated with the Seal of Solomon (or Star of Solomon), there is no relationship between them. The Star of David is formed by joining 2 triangles that form the 6-pointed star and the Seal of Solomon, in turn, is formed by a 5-pointed star (pentagram).
The stars also symbolize different things. While the symbol Star of David is linked to Judaism and represents, among other meanings, union and protection, the symbol Seal of David represents magic and sorcery.