Surprising Origins of the Star of David

As it often happens, my research (this time about the Star of David) made me find much more than I bargained for. I hope you will benefit from it.

The usage of the six-pointed star, called “the Star of David” as a sign of Jewish identity began only in the Middle Ages. Before that, the sign of the Jewish identity was always a menorah.

The religious usage of the Star of David among the Jews began much earlier, however. A shield with this star engraved was found in a synagogue in Galilee, dating to the third or fourth century AD.

Star of David, or Seal of Solomon?

The name the “Star of David” is quite new. Before it, this star was called the “Seal of Solomon”. The story of Read more…

The Book of Giants in Dead Sea Scrolls And Other Sources

The fragments of The Book of Giants discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls give us a better insight into the events recorded in Genesis 6:4 about the time when giants dwelt on earth.

In The Book of Enoch and other apocryphal books we read that when the sons of YHWH descended to take human women for their wives, they taught them all kinds of things that they themselves knew not in full, and because of these teachings humanity fell into immorality and destruction.

Through the teachings of the fallen ones the whole world became defiled and therefore YHWH had to cause the flood to wipe out the corrupted creation.Read more…

Demonology: Who Is Lilith?

Lilith is mentioned only once in the Bible – in Isaiah 34:14, where the Hebrew word לִילִית (“lilit) is translated as the “screetch owl”. In the verse Isaiah prophesizes that she will be one of the demonic nocturnal creatures which will haunt the destroyed kingdom of Edom.

This Hebrew word for the demoness Lilith is thought to be from the root word לִילִ which stands for “night” or “gloom”. In Arabic and Akkadian this word stands for “night” as well. However, it is believed by some researchers that the name Lilith comes from the Sumerian lil which means “air”, and in some cuneiform inscriptions the terms lilitu and lilit stand for the disease-bearing wind spirits (source).

According to the same source, the first time that we find this demon mentioned is at around 3,000 BC, as a class of Sumerian storm spirits called lilitu:Read more…

God Will Never Forsake You If You Don’t Turn Away from Him

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Bible Quote on What God Wants of His Servants

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