A Question I Was Asked:



What is the Origin of the Star of David? Is It Biblical?







The Star of David

The 'Star of David' went straight into freemasonry and can often be seen on masonic temples but it's origins are almost certainly entirely pagan.


What is the origin of the Star of David? Is it of biblical origin?



UK Apologetics Reply:

No, it is not of biblical origin although it may well be mentioned in Scripture. Let us look closer. Today there is widespread ignorance about the origin of the Star of David. Even the theologians of Judaism say they cannot be sure of it's origin. However the Bible does give us one or two clues:

42. But God turned away from them and gave them over to the worship of the sun, moon and stars. This agrees with what is written in the book of the prophets: "'Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel? 43. You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon. (Acts 7:42-43, my emphasis).

In the Old Testament when Judah turned away from God, He rejected them, He even "... gave them over to the worship of the sun, moon and stars." Now this might be unpalatable for some in our day but we really must insist on being faithful to the Scriptures.

The star of David is apparently called "the star of your god Rephan" in the Bible. This star appears to be a pagan symbol and actually appears to represent defiance against God, The god Remphan (in an alternative spelling) was an Egyptian idol. For those with access to the exhaustive Bible commentaries of Albert Barnes, John Gill and Adam Clarke there is a lot more detailed information on this star, and on Acts 7:43, although none can positively identify what the star might have looked like, but it is pretty much agreed that it was originally an Egyptian symbol, probably representing Saturn and the object of the worship was the god Moloch (sometimes spelled 'Molek').

Can we be sure this was the star of David? No, but bearing in mind that one can quickly learn that the star is not biblical in origin and the Jews definitely went through a period of worshipping the "sun, moon and stars" (Acts 7:42), it is a little hard to avoid the conclusion that this star was almost surely a pagan symbol. We might also consider Amos 5:

25. "Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel? 26. You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols, the star of your god - which you made for yourselves. 27. Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Damascus," says the Lord, whose name is God Almighty. (Amos 5:25-27, my emphasis).

Here again the symbol of a star is shown as being associated with Israel. It is rather hard to avoid the conclusion that this symbol of a star which israel came to embrace, perhaps to express who they were, was indeed the star of David.


This Star Later Went Into Freemasonry


This star is to be found throughout freemasonry, this should surprise nobody because freemasonry is heavily influenced by Kabbalism, mysticism and elements of Judaism. The star is sometimes called a hexagram. It (freemasonry) is definitely not a Christian organisation. I have no wish to offend anyone but I have to say that the origins of the Star of David are almost certainly entirely pagan, indeed, Amos 5:26 suggests that it's use was considered repugnant to God.

Robin A. Brace. March 24th, 2017.

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