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          The Star of David

                 “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh:

  there shall come a Star out of  Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel”  (Num 24:17)

                    Written by M. Larry Perrino

                                         ă 2005 by Rivkah Ministries                                                       

 

 

David was perhaps the greatest king to rule over the nation of Israel.  When one considers the Bible story about David and Goliath, it is natural to realize that David is surely the subject of a great deal of folklore and tradition.  When his name is written in modern Hebrew, the name is composed of three letters (as shown at left.)  

However, notice from the table (shown below right) that through time there has been an evolving nature of the various Hebrew letters.  According to the “Sample Script from the Temple Era,” (observable in second column) which would have existed during the time of the great king, “David” would have appeared as follows:

Notice that the first and the last letters of the name David is the 4th Hebrew letter “dalet” and could be described as having the appearance of a triangle.  It is interesting that even in the Greek language of today, the 4th letter “delta,” which is the equivalent of the 4th  English letter “D,” also appears as follows: D.

This brings us to the symbol, which is reputed to have been on the shield of King David.  That symbol is known as the Magen David (literally “Shield of David”).  Notice the Magen David as illustrated on the upper right hand corner of each page of this Bible Study; this symbol is clearly associated with Judaism in our modern world. 

The Magen David gained notoriety as a symbol of Judaism when it was adopted as the emblem of the Zionist movement in 1897.  The Magen David has been a universally recognized symbol of Jewry since that time.  The Star of David is the predominant symbol on the flag of the Jewish homeland (see below right).

Various theories exist concerning the origin of the symbol, which we know as of the Star of David; however, many of the theories ascribe it to be of Gentile origins.  However, the most reasonable origin of the Star of David would be that it originated with the Hebrews.  We should easily understand that as ancient nations went to war, it was natural for them to paint or somehow engrave fearsome looking dragons, snakes, or other creatures on their military shields.  Shield images were symbolic, they intended to represent some quality beyond what the viewer saw. For instance, a lion or an eagle meant “courage.”  The image was created so that everyone would immediately recognize its meaning; shield images were meant convey instant identity.  Therefore, it is most probable that the Israelites would have chosen to use the Star of David, which is composed of the first and last letters of King David's name.  Notice (at left) how the symbol might have appeared if the second “dalet” would be inverted and then combined into one common symbol. 

Since David had such a great reputation; his mark would certainly have been an effective symbol in warfare, “it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. 7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands” (1 Sam 18:6-7).  It is clear that the mere mention of David’s name would strike fear into the hearts of Israel's enemies especially the Philistines.

The same is true of Jesus who said, “I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star.”  Is it possible that the Star of David could also represent the Messiah?  We will remember that after Jesus’ birth wise men (magi) arrived from the east and they said, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him” (Matt 2:2).  The key point for us to realize is that in the spirit realm, the demons likewise tremble at the Messiah, “when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?” (Matt 8:28-29).  Jesus terrifies his enemies, “to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!” (Isa 64:1-2).

The ancient Hebrew dalet a D three-pointed character was obviously associated with David; the amazing thing is that we are going to discover that Jesus too is clearly associated with the concept of three, “And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?” (Matt 12:23).  Through this study we will examine the association with the three-ness of God and the Star of David.

Let’s take note of certain Biblical words that occur only 3 times; they almost always refer in some way to a Divinely whole matter:

Fulness

  1. Eph 3:19  “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
  2. Eph 4:13  “unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ”
  3. Col 2:9  “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily”

Abba Father

  1. Mark 14:36 “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee”
  2. Rom 8:15 “whereby we cry, Abba, Father
  3. Gal 4:6 “the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father

Utterance

  1. Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance
  2. Acts 2:14 “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them”
  3. Acts 26:25 “I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness”

Guide

  1. Luke 1:79 “to guide our feet into the way of peace”
  2. 1 Thess 3:11 “Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you”
  3. 2 Thess 3:5 “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God”

Godhead

  1. Col 2:9 “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily”
  2. Rom 1:20 “even his eternal power and Godhead by the things that are made”
  3. Acts 17:29 “We ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device”

 

Moses wrote, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD” (Deut 6:4).   God is one; yet, He chooses to reveal Himself through three different aspects, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5:7).  The Bible clearly emphasizes that, “these three are one!”  Notice also how we are instructed to proceed with new converts, “baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”(Matt 28:19).  If you would like to become more familiar with the concept of the Trinity, please download a copy of the Rivkah Ministries Bible Study entitled, Trinity Structure.”  You can obtain a copy of that Bible Study from http://www.Rivkah.org.

 

Let’s begin with the natural: Three is the representation of the cube!  X3 or we would say, “X cubed.”

 

The cube clearly has three separate and distinct aspects,

which we label as three dimensions!

Keep this image of a Cube in Mind!

 

 


A three-fold expression of any concept is generally considered as divinely complete.  The number three points us to what is real, essential, perfect substantial, complete, and divine.  Three times the Seraphim cry “Holy, Holy, Holy” as they describe the Almighty, (Is 4:3); this is true also of the living creatures as recorded in the 4th chapter of the Book of Revelation.  

Three is a number required for shape.  Two points cannot possibly form a plane.  Two straight lines cannot possibly enclose any space.  Three lines are necessary to form a plane figure; and three dimensions are necessary to form a solid. 

 

 

 

 

 


As we have already observed three is the symbol of the cube.  Therefore, Biblically, three stands for that which is solid, real, substantial, complete and entire.

 

Consider the completeness in the following sets of three:

·        Omniscience, Omnipresence, & Omnipotence

·        Past, Present, & Future

·        Thought, Word, & Deed

·        Animal, Vegetable, & Mineral

 

 

On the third day of creation, the land rose up out of the water in the same way that Christ also rose up from the grave; therefore, three is also a number representing resurrection.  We see this concept in the life of Jonah who was in the belly for three days, “as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt 12:40).  Notice the triad of God in the following passage: “And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove (Holy Spirit) descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven (The Father), saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Mark 1:9-11). Here all three aspects of God are evident in one verse.

The concept of three is replete throughout the story of Jesus:

·        Jesus was crucified at the third hour;

·        There were three crosses on Calvary 

·        For three hours after the crucifixion, darkness covered the land; 

·        At the 9th hour, 33 the Son cried out twice, “My God, My God;” 

·        Three times during the temptation Jesus said, “it is written;”

·        Jesus raised three persons from the dead;

·        He holds three offices; Prophet, Priest, and King;

·        Three saw Jesus when He was transfigured

·        Satan tempted Jesus three times;

·         Peter denied Jesus three times;

·        Jesus rose from the dead on the third day.

·        A voice spoke from heaven three times during His life.

Now, let’s notice some interesting mathematical concepts in the natural realm particularly regarding what mathematicians call “star numbers;” and “triangle numbers.”  Both of these special varieties of numbers have some rather interesting and unusual mathematical properties:

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star

Numb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

 

2

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

 

 

3

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

 

 

 

4

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

 

 

5

121

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

 

6

181

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

253

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

337

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remind you of anything?  --------ŕ

 

 

 

Mathematics has discovered some amazingly interesting properties regarding triangles:

 

 

Notice some special Biblical association with several Triangle Numbers:

1

1

11

66

21

231

31

496

41

861

2

3

12

78

22

253

32

528

42

903

3

6

13

91

23

376

33

561

43

946

4

10

14

105

24

300

34

595

44

990

5

15

15

120

25

325

35

630

45

1035

6

21

16

136

26

351

36

666

46

1081

7

28

17

153

27

378

36

703

 

8

36

18

171

28

406

38

741

73

2701

9

45

19

190

29

435

39

780

 

 

10

55

20

210

30

465

40

820

 

 

 

Biblical associations with Triangle Numbers:

1

God (as a unity)

3

God the Trinity (as a triad)

6

The days of creation

45

Adam (Created in God’s triangle image (Spirit Soul & Body))

153

Jesus Christ (1+2+3+4…+17 = 153)

666

The Antichrist (1+2+3+4…+36 = 666)

1081

God’s Holy Spirit (1+2+3+4…46 = 1081)

2701

God’s 7 Words of Creation “In the Beginning… (1+2+3+4…73 = 2701)

ADAM  = m d a   “so God created man (ADAM) in his own image in the image of God created he him” Gen 1:27   a = 1;  d = 4; and  m = 40; their sum 45

 

01

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

276

02

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

300

03

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

325

04

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

351

05

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

278

06

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

406

07

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

435

08

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

465

09

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

496

 

 

Now that we have explored some associations with triangles and stars on a plane (two dimensional surface), let’s check to see if there are some Biblical associations related to three-dimensional objects also.

We should immediately remember that one of the most common solids

(the cube) is composed of three dimensions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s notice one of the most prominent cube-shaped items that can be identified from the Scripture.  We will find this special item located in the “Tabernacle in the Wilderness.”

 

Ex 26:15-16 And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.

        This reveals that the height of the tabernacle was 10 Cubits.  Therefore, this makes the Holy of Holies or Most Holy Place a perfect cube!  What does this mean?

        The Temple later built by Solomon around 960 B.C. also had a perfect cube for the Most Holy Place.  Notice that is says, “And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 20 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar. 21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold” (1 Kings 6:19-21).

        Why would God want the Most Holy Place of both the Tabernacle and the Temple to be perfect cubes?

        Let’s notice another apparent cube from the Scripture.  We observe New Jerusalem in Rev 21:16 “And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.”

 

Jesus =     888 = [37] * 24

Christ = 1480 = [37] * 40

               2368 = [37] * 64   

What kind of a mathematical relationship exists between 37 & 64?

Jesus said that he is “the truth!  The Bible indicates to us that we should consider the  gematria of the Greek word alhjeia,” which means “the truth.”  Its sum equals 64:

Notice the cube of 64: Imaging a large cube having 4 cubes as it’s length, width and height.  This would be a cube of 64.

Of that cube, there would only be at most 37 cubes that would be in a visible state from any one given perspective; 27 cubes would be out of sight; and, there would be a core of 8 cubes, which would be totally impossible to see with the natural eye.  Remember that there would be 37 visible cubes. In the Greek, the words, “Image of God” = 1369 = [37]*[37].   Is there some kind of a relationship between the image of God and a hexagon?

Let’s take a close look at the cube to see if it will reveal any special characteristics; especially characteristics that relate to a triangle.  Notice as the cube changes its aspect in the three pictures that follow that it begins to form the shape of a hexagon. 

In just a minute you will notice that there is a direct relationship between cubes and triangles!  You will see that relationship exists thru perspective alone!

 

One of the first questions that we might have in mind would be, “Is there any kind of a mathematical significance between the cube and the hexagon?” 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now let’s observe some interesting concepts about the 27 other cubes.  Three is the symbol of the cube!  X3  or we would say “X cubed.”  The trinity (3) cubed has 27 items (by the way the third person of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit 33 or 27 is His number:

 

9 or (32)  X  31  =  27 or 33

 

27 Books in the

New Testament

 

27 Letters in the

Greek Alphabet

 

22 Letters in the

Hebrew Alphabet

plus 5 final form letters

for a Total of 27 letters!

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Word in Hebrew and Greek is always composed of 27 letters!  In the English 26, One is missing!  When we search out the meaning of numbers relating to God we realize that the first three digits 1,2, and 3 represent the Godhead!  27 Invisible Cubes Gk “The Secret of God” = 999 = [37] * 27      

 

64 Total Cubes = 2368 = [37] * 64

 

The numbers 8, 27, and 64 (The blocks required to make-up the first three cubes) have as their hexagonal outlines 7, 19, and 37 (Maximum cubes visible).  Jesus’s very name in the Greek ties these two concepts together.

Jesus =    888 = [37] * 24

Christ = 1480 = [37] * 40

   2368 = [37] * 64    Jesus is the relationship that exists between 37 & 64!

The mathematical representation of Jesus forms a cube. Notice: Jesus the second person of the trinity = 2.   23 (or 2*2*2) = 8  Eight is the main number associated with Jesus!  He is the first core cube after one!  Jesus represents the epitome of a new beginning.  Greek numerals were identified as characters of the Greek alphabet during the writing of the New Testament.  That is the Greek letter “alpha” (a) was always equivalent to 1, and the Greek letter “beta” (b) was equivalent to 2 up through “omega” (w) which was equivalent to 800, etc.  The name Jesus appears in the Greek as follows:  Ihsouj.  The numerical value of the (I) = 10, the numerical value of the (h) = 8, the numerical value of the (s) = 200, the numerical value of the (o) = 70, the numerical value of the (u) = 400, and the numerical value of the (j) = 200.  Therefore 10+8+200+70+400+200 = 888; the epitome of a new beginning!  

The words “the Holy Spirit of God” only occur one time in the Bible; we find them in, Eph 4:30 says, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God.”  The Greek word “the” is the definite article, “ho” meaning that this is not just any or “a” spirit but this is the one and only or the one specific spirit of God!

 

English Word Translated from Original Greek

Original Greek Word

Greek Pronuciation

Value of Greek Letters

The    

to            

“ho”         

370

Holy  

Agion      

“hagios”   

134

Spirit  

pneu=ma    

“pneuma” 

576

Total of Greek Letters ŕ

1080

 

These Greek words create a specific number that is meaningful to us; 1080 happens to be the product of 27 times 40!  Women are pregnant with their children 40 weeks.  40 is the number for birthing.  Humans take an average of 1080 breaths in an hour.  Notice from page one that the Hebrew character m, which represents new birth, is the number for 40.  When man receives the new birth of Jesus through the Holy Spirit he is made whole, “ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Rom 8:9).

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Written by M. Larry Perrino    ă 2005 by Rivkah Ministries