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…