What About The Star of David?
04-05-2009, 01:28 PM
RE: What About The Star of David?
Welcome 4given. Glad you joined right in.
Quote:I gave my Messianic friend some info I had on this and she has sent me back the following:
The original text is in Greek not Aramaic for the Acts 7:43 quote. In Amos 5:26, it was in Hebrew, Chiun. Remphan /. Chiun in Hebrew is rendered by the LXX. as "Rephan." These names represent the star-god Saturn or Moloch.
In the LXX (translated from Hebrew to Greek)it is rendered 'Rephan' or Raifan for the Amos passage.
LXX 5:26 και ανελαβετε την σκηνην του μολοχ και το αστρον του θεου υμων ραιφαν τους τυπους αυτων ους εποιησατε εαυτοις
Greek » English -incomplete translation 5:26 and took the skinin of Moloch and the star of sulfur you raifan the type s epoiisate eaftois http://bibledatabase.net/html/septuagint/index.htm
The Peshitta org., who are aramiac primacists, translate Amos 5:26 as "You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves. And Acts 7:43> Israel sons of me worshipped to be that you made images of Rephan of the god and the star the tabernacles behold. http://www.peshitta.org/
From the King James Version, showing the Strong's numbers:
Amos 5:26 the tabernacleH5522 of your MolochH4432 and ChiunH3594 your images,H6754 the starH3556 of your god,H430
Moloch >H4432 מלךmôlek
BDB Definition: Molech = “king” 1) the god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom some Israelites sacrificed their infants in the valley of Hinnom
Chiun H3594 כּיּוּןkîyûn
BDB Definition: Chiun = “an image” or “pillar” 1) probably a statue of the Assyrian-Babylonian god of the planet Saturn and used to symbolise Israelite apostasy
Acts 7:43 ...theG3588 tabernacleG4633 of Moloch,G3434 andG2532 theG3588 starG798 of yourG5216 godG2316 Remphan,G4481
Moloch> G3434 Μολόχ Moloch
Thayer Definition: Molech = “king” 1) the name of the idol god of the Ammonites, to which human victims, particularly young children were offered in sacrifice. Its image was a hollow brazen figure, with the head of an ox, and outstretched human arms. It was heated red hot by a fire from within, and the little ones placed in its arms to be slowly burned, while to prevent the parents from hearing the dying cries, the sacrificing priests beat drums
Remphan >G4481 Ῥεμφάν Rhemphan
Thayer Definition: Remphan = “the shrunken (as lifeless)” 1) the name of an idol worshipped secretly by the Israelites in the wilderness
Quote: The star that represents Rephan is actually a five pointed star like the ones on the american flag. This is the symbol for Seb aka Repa, Rephan, Chiun-Rephan, Rempham, Remphan http://www.atlantisquest.com/hiero6.jpg and this is the image she showed and she pointed out that it was a 5 pointed star and not 6 pointed and that the 5 pointed star represented the Egyptian god and not the 6 pointed one.
The pentagram -5 pointed- and hexagram-6 pointed--were interchangeable. I am not sure what point is being made about the one being an egyptian god---all were false gods. Does the symbolism for one seem less pagan than for another? I would suggst you look at my articles which are on my website as they show the symbols being discussed.
Quote: David's name was spelled by using the Hebrew letter Dalet. During the time of David this Dalet was written using a triangle. The Dalet of that time period looks nothing like the modern Hebrew Dalet. Here is a http://www.fossilizedcustoms.com/starofdavid explaining more and here is another http://www.therefinersfire.org/star_of_david
The sources are nonsense.. Lew White of Fossilized Customs has written much foundational junk for the HR movement. We have a thread on the go exposing some of what he is about. http://www.seekgod.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=19
One note in White's opinion based article--
Quote: "It's my personal opinion that the star of Da'ud (as it is referred to in modern times) was adopted by Pagans, just as the serpent Nehushtan on the pole was, but the original articles remain undefiled. As with many things, it's the use that they are put to that really matters. "
That goes against his usual stance that everything Christians do is actually pagan because everything came from pagan sources.
Quote:I was told that I was trying to wipe our Jewishness and it was just a counter attack by the church since the HR movement have shown how pagan the Church is. Is there any proof that Dalet is the reason for the Star of David?
I just read the Refiners Fire article---and also their quoted section by Andrew Gabriel Roth-whom I am sure you will receive info on from Sheep..
What they said here:
Quote:"The Jews" as many allege, never set out to use use an occultic symbol to represent their nation. Originally, the Hebrew name Magen David ("Shield of David") poetically referred to God. ...Their intent was never to worship Moloch, Chiun or Remphan, the names for the star god, Saturn, whose symbol is a six pointed star formed by two triangles worshipped by the Chaldeans. This is idea is completely man-made and fabricated and the bottom line is, it's just another attack against the Jewish people....to a Jewish person, the six points of the Star of David symbolize God's rule over the universe in all six directions: north, south, east, west, up and down..." http://www.therefinersfire.org/star_of_david.htm
First of all, Israel did worship Moloch & Chiun/Remphan, according to the Scriptures and they took the star symbolism that went with it.
We see in the source quotes in my first posted article which had sourced one advocate (who is Jewish) of the 6 pted star, which is different than what White or Ref. Fire stated:
As noted in the Jewish Encyclopeida and other sources quoted, the six pointed was used, as was the five.. Even a Jews for Judaism anti-missionary stated after reading my article about the star of david, that it was from Babylon--then added, So what? I am sure if the dalet was the source it would have been included in the Jewish Enc. information don't you?
Did you note that there was no documentation for any of the facts re that information in either White's article of the Refiner's article?
Incidentally, with regard to your basically being called anti-Jewish--Jews for Judaism know I am not anti-semetic or anti -Jewish. As do my Jewish friends and others, including those who post on this forum or write me, and I have extensively discussed these things, indepth as you can see. It is those in the HR/messianic movements who have nothing to stand on, and who are mostly gentiles wanting to appear Jewish who make the false accusations. And give all this junk doctrine and 'facts' to support their beliefs.
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