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Since just about the beginning of time the Star of David Magen David also known as the Shield of David has been around for many years The earliest known Jewish star dates back to the 6th century BCE located on a seal in ancient Palestine Since then the Star of David has become a universally recognized symbol of Judaism and Jewish identity within the community and world The Star of David is a symbol that my people have looked to for many years Threw times of hardship and times of joy the Star of David has been a inspiration for all Jewish people but how did the Star of David become the choice of character for all Jewish people Who came up with it Did it just pop up one day Other than it being a popular Jewish symbol it was a symbol of many cultures in earlier times There are many different theories to what the Star of David actually means Anthropologists say that the triangle pointing upwards represents the male sexuality and the triangle pointing down represents female sexuality For alchemy the two triangles symbolize fire and water Many people have tried to trace the Star of David back to King David himself Rabbi Akiva and the Bar Kokhba but there is no such existence in Jewish literature or artifacts and documents A lot of evidence gathered from scholars suggests that early use of the star was used for practical Kabbalah which is a Jewish magic from the 6th century They say this because the symbol was located on the Seal of Solomon This seal was used to control demons and spirits The relationship that the Star of David has with King David has to do with his shield This magical shield that King David used was to protect him from his enemys The shield was inscribed with the seventy-two-letter name of God in the form of a menorah used as the light
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