According to some Judaic sources, the Star or Shield of David signifies the number seven: That is, the six points plus the center.
The number seven has religious significance in Judaism, e.g., the six days of Creation plus the seventh day of rest, the six working days in the week plus Shabbat, the Seven Spirits of God, as well as the Menorah in the ancient Temple, whose seven oil lamps rest on three stems branching from each side of a central pole. And so on.
Perhaps, the Star of David came to be used as a standard symbol in synagogues because its organization into 3+3+1 corresponds to the Temple's Menorah, which was the more traditional symbol for Judaism in ancient times.
- This design is available for the 4" x 4" hoop.
- The sewn out size is 3.32" W x 3.81" H with 10,555 stitches.
- This design has 2 thread colors.
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