Magen David - Shield of David - מגן דוד
Archaeologically Uncovered in 2011
A portrait of the concept of the “Shield of David” — as carvings in the bedrock — was uncovered in a 2011 archeological discovery in the City of David in Jerusalem. However, the archaeologists, with decades of experience, including outside experts, were puzzled and “could not at least venture a guess about its nature.” The City of David Foundation issued a press release with a rare request to the public for help in identifying these mysterious carvings: “The 2,800-year-old mysterious carvings left archeologists baffled.”
The Image of the Shield of David (Magen David)
Shield of Abrahm - The Lord
Shield of David - The Lord
Based on Shemot 3:14, “I will be What I will be” (אהיה אשר אהיה), King David regarded “The Master” (Alufo; אלופו) as his shield, as he says in Psalms 3:4, “But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the Lifter of my head.” King David did not consider God a star nor put his trust in the physical shield he carried during his battles. Instead, he did it for Alef: Alef (א) represents “Alufo Shel Olam” (אלופו של עולם), “The Master of the Universe.” (The hint of “the Lifter of my Head” is explained further down)
The Six-pointed Star - City of David
The hexagram, the six-pointed star, was widespread in ancient eastern cultures, for example, within Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Meanwhile, the star could also be found as a decorative symbol in synagogues, churches, and in Muslim culture. However, the six-pointed star can not be found anywhere in the City of David.
An Explanation for the Carvings - The Obvious
David’s Name in Hebrew דוד (DVD) and דויד (DVYD)
The three letters Dalet Vav Dalet (דוד; DVD; دٱد), which expresses David’s name, can also be pronounced as Dōd, friend, beloved, or uncle in Hebrew. In the eastern region, this name is usually pronounced as ‘Da’oud’ (داود). However, the mystic associates David’s name, written as DVYD (דויד ;داوید) — as stated in I Chronicles 29.10 — with the Meshiah; Akin when the letter Yud transformed Hosea’s name to Yehoshua. The gematria of DVYD (דויד) is 24, equal to «זֶ֥ה הֽוּא» (“this is the one.”), as God ordered Samuel to anoint King David, in I Samuel 16.
David’s Name in Farsi - Justice or Law
The word dād (דוד; dɒd) in Farsi دٱد is the root of the Persian term for justice, law, or decree. Some contemporary words include دادگر dādgar: Just and fair, دادگاه dādgah: court, دادخواهی dādkhahi: pleading, دادگستریِ dādgostari: judicature. (see the Islamic prophecies: Imam Mahdi will rule according to the laws of the House of David)
The Hebrew word for Religion דת (dāt)
The modern Hebrew word for Religion דת (dāt), which historically was used for “law,” appears in the Book of Esther and the Masoretic writing of the Torah in the portion of V’Zot HaBerachah. The term used for the “religious law,” Halakha (הֲלָכָה), literally means “the way of walking.” The word ToRah (תּוֹרָה ;توراه), in Farsi, would literally mean: “Your” (تو; To), “Way” (راه; Rah), in modern Farsi: Rah(e)To (راه تو; your way). The Farsi word for religion Din (דין ;دین) is the term used for “law” and “Justice” in Hebrew. See also ‘PERSONALIZED RELIGION.’
道德 (DāoDe) - Morality
The Chinese term 道德 DāoDe means “morality,” “ethics,” “ethical principles,” or “morals” and is composed of two words: 道 (dāo) means “way,” or one of its synonyms, but was extended to mean “the Way.” And 德 (dé) means “virtue,” “personal character,” “inner strength” (virtuosity), or “integrity.” (See also this answer). The Hebrew word for (Talmudic) knowledge is dea (דֵּעָה) and doa (دعا) is the Farsi term for prayer.
Magen David - The Alef
The gematria of אלף (Alef) is 111. The gematria of דוד (DVD) is 14, equal to 1110 in the binary number system. The number 1110, which represents a full manifestation (10x 111), is the gematria of “בשבתות” (in Shabbats; in days of rest), as mentioned in Ezekiel 46:3, and the verse in Bereshit 31:11: And an angel of God said to me in a dream, ‘Jacob!’ And I said, ‘Here I am.’
An Explanation for the Carvings - Deeper Level
∨ This symbol represents the vessel (Kli; כלי), grail, valley, Havah (Eve), feminine and the female, number seven (Farsi: ۷; ASCII:7), finite, logical disjunction, inclusive, inhale, broad, right brain hemisphere, moon, Yin, and more. (Feminine: Shabbat on the 7th day)
〡 This symbol constitutes an (invisible) bridge, and the letter Vav (Hebrew: ו; Farsi: و), which is mentioned as the sixth word in Bereshit 1:1, “heaven and earth,” and as the third letter of God’s name, YHVH (יהוה). However, as the core secret of the Torah and our existence, the middle symbol is hinted as the midpoint of the entire Torah, written as an oversized Vav « 〡 ,» in the word גחון (gut), in Vayikra 11:42. The word גחון (Gihon) is also the name of the 2nd river of Bereshit 2:13. As a harmonizing entity, inter alia, this symbol defines the proper order as an active interface among two or more (paradoxical) entities. It represents “the snake,” connector, Interinclusion (Hitkallelut), truth, neck, nose, hook, gut, corpus callosum (“the six-winged messenger”), border, six spatial directions, divider, the middle column of the Menorah, a placeholder for numbers such as one (Farsi: ۱; ASCII: 1) or number zero (Farsi: ۰; ASCII: 0), earth’s magnetic field, ladder, the sixth sense, the olfactory-based interface between the quantum and classical realm, the gut-brain axis, the (absent) link between Yin and Yang, more.
Asymmetry in Biology
Imposing imagery in Torah’s narratives has corrupted today’s understanding of its multifaceted nature. The portrayal of Adam and Havah — as a type of mirror image — does not represent parity between the two, similar to the non-superposable left and right hands, chiral molecules, or our asymmetrical internal organs, including the heart, liver, lungs, stomach, and brain. For instance, asymmetry characterizes the brain in terms of structure, function, and behavior. The platform ‘DEVELOPMENTAL PLASTICITY’ elaborates on right brain hemisphere superiority in the realm of lateralized behavior. Here is a short clip by Dr. Iain McGilchrist on the difference between the brain’s left and right hemispheres. However, to ensure harmonious functionality, the critical element is the bridging connector (Vav), or, in this constellation, the Corpus Callosum (CC), which is referred to as the “six-winged messenger” or “seraf” (صراف; Exchanger) in many prophecies associated with the final redemption. This concept is linked with the vision of Isaiah 6:2-3 and the (triple) Kedushah (Holiness) of the Amida prayer (see further down).
The Scale of Justice - Asymmetrical (not equal)
The fourth element on the right side of the carvings is a scale (of Justice), displaying the proper balance to be asymmetrical, akin to many natural phenomena. Other platforms will elaborate more on this topic. However, one implication is that the laws should not equally apply to men and women, and women shall have more rights and obligations, as explained on the WOMENS OBLIGATIONS platform. The platform SEVEN BRANCH TREE elaborates on threats of a single global polity for humankind.
There are various prophecies about the tremendous implications of implementing the “Magen David” concept into our daily lives, resulting in vital transformations at multiple levels. However, on the fundamental level, it addresses the mystical doctrines of Ohrot (Lights) and Keilim (Vessels) concerning the sefirah of Malkhut (Kingdom). It serves as the key to repatriating Shekhinah (Divine Presence). See also Repatriation of Shekhinah to Jerusalem and Likutei Moharan 4:9.
Dwelling in the Lower Realms
Traditionally, the building blocks of the letter Alef are defined as Yud-Vav-Yud (YVY, יוי). However, Magen David represents the building blocks as Dalet-Vav-Dalet (DVD, דוד). This constellation is associated with the concept of “Dira Betakhtonim” (Dwelling in the lower realms; דירה בתחתונים), which concerns the process of manifesting the presence of God within the world. (see ‘HEMIDEUS‘)
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The Primordial Secret
As mentioned before, the Magen David represents the numbers seven and eight, combined with any other digit, for example, three: 783. The reversal of letters of Alef (אלף) is the Hebrew word for “miracle or wonder” (פלא; Pele). The acronym for the Hebrew year 5783 (תשפג) is “May it be a Year of Great Miracle” (תְּהֵא שְׁנַת פֶּלֶא גָּדוֹל). Please visit this page to learn more.
The Two Missing Dalets « ד »
The key to Magen David is the peculiar term “השיאני” (persuaded; H’Shi–Ani) used by Havah in Bereshit 3:13, “The snake persuaded me.” The sages tell us that this term is a combination of two of God’s names, ShaDai (שדי) and ADoni (אדני), without two Dalets (ד). Abrahm was the first person who rectified this condition, thus establishing the Magen Abrahm (Shield of Abrahm) with the two Dalets: Based on Bereshit 17:1, Abrahm was the first person God made a covenant with using the term, Shadai: “I am El Shadai. Walk in My ways and be blameless.” Abrahm was also the first person who called our Creator Adoni (Talmud, Berakhot 7b). Hence, to honor his commitment, Abrahm called his wife, Yiskāh (יסכה), Sōri (שרי), meaning “my superior.” Please note that the numerical values 313 and 358 are linked with the letter Shin, the snake, and the final redeemer. See ‘ABRAHMIC,’ ‘SORAYAH,’ and ‘313’
Rectify the Sin of Adam and Havah
Reversal of Curses of Adam and Havah
The concept of Magen David entails the key to the reversal of the so-called “Curses of Adam and Eve” and facilitates greater harmony. Havah’s curses in Bereshit 3:14 is about her status as a state of subordination to Adam. Out of the four curses, humanity can reverse this curse, which will rectify the other three punishments, eventually. Once implemented, humanity will comprehend that the condition called “curse” is a natural consequence of the inferiority of Havah (women) — not a punishment.
A Short Explanation of the Narrative
Guiding Experiences and Frame of References
Reversal of Status of Adam and Havah
King David’s Harp - Neurons
Prophecies on the Unique Role of Women
Various sources link world peace and harmony with the role of women. FEMININE PEACE elaborates on the unique biological characteristics qualifying feminine women for the task. However, Jeremiah 31:22 prophecy reminds women of their mission to guide and protect the man: “How long will you hide, O rebellious daughter? For the Lord has created something new on the earth, a woman shall encompass a man.” (See also ‘ESHET HIHEEL’)
Valley and Mountain
The Arizal notes that the word Ner (נר; Candle) with the gematria of 250 is equivalent to the value of the unification (Yikhud) of three pairs of Divine names: Ehyeh (21) + Elohim (86) + Adonai (65) combined with three times Tetragrammaton, YHVH (26). [Calculation: 3×26= 78; 78+21+86+65= 250; 2+5+0= Seven « ∨ »] This unification, as a meditative process, enables us to draw the power of transcendent Divinity, as the experience of Holiness, into our manifest world.
One→No Love | Two→Fight | Three→Harmony
שָׁמוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ
Guard the Shabbat day, to keep it holy
זָכוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ
Remember the Shabbat day, to keep it holy
Based on a mystical level, this principle is associated with the letters YBK (יבק) and the term YiBoK (Gematria 112), an acronym for Yikhud (Unification), Berakhah (Blessing), and Kedushah (Holiness), as well as with the concluding portion of Psalms 20:10 reading (יַעֲנֵ֥נוּ בְיוֹם־קׇרְאֵֽנוּ) “may the King answer us on the day we call.”
The I I I Candles Represent 111
The III candles symbolize the letter Alef (אלף) with the gematria of 111. At the same, 111, which is binary for the number Seven «∨» represents the seventh day: Shabbat. The III candles also represent the letter Shin (ש), hence the Hebrew word for Fire (אש; ESh). The Gematria of Shin is 300, equal to “Spirit of God” (רוח אלֹהים). Starting with Sarah (ساره ;שרה), it is the woman that lights Shabbat candles to bring the Holiness into homes, hence channels the Divine presence (Shekhinah; شِخینا ;שכינה) in our existence, as explained in HEMIDEUS. The Torah refers to women as “the midwives,” God’s partners in creation. (Shemot Rabba 1:19)
Based on an executive order, the Nazis added the name Sara to Jewish women’s ID cards if her name didn’t sound Jewish. [Source: Die Zweite Namensänderungsverordnung vom 1938-8-17. Fundstelle: Deutsches Reichsgesetzblatt Band 1938 Teil I, Seite 1044.]
The I I I Candles - Feminine Firewall
The Hamsa - Feminine Hand-Shaped Amulet for Protection
The New Peace Sign - Feminine Peace
Like many other upside-down issues of our generation, the current international peace sign resembles an overturned and framed tree. In accordance with the Shield of David and other sources, it is suggested to overturn and uncover the present peace sign to simulate an upright and free tree. Rather than the use of the two-finger victory sign, the new peace sign shall be demonstrated with three fingers of the right hand, representing the three (III) candles. Besides symbolizing “the hand of protection,” the three-finger salute shall signify a covenant of peace among humankind.
Mental Guardians - Vultures' Wings
As elaborated on the SORAYAH platform, based on various prophecies, such as “He [Abrahm] is lying in the wings of Sarah, and she is gazing at his head” (Talmud Bava Batra 58a.3), the primary responsibility of women is to serve as mental guardians of men and help them to improve their brains. Hence, akin to Abrahm, men are obligated to listen and follow women’s guidance.
My Shield - The Lifter of my Head
The gematria of the two names of Abrahm’s wife, Yiskāh (One who gazes; יסכה) and Sarah (Superior; שרה), is 600, equal to Tsitsit (צִיצִית), Eagles/Vultures (נשרים) and Beit Yakov with Vav (House of Jacob; בית יעקוב). Thus, fulfilling various prophecies based on the verse Shemot 19:4, “I lifted you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me,” and analogous to King David’s words in Psalms 3:4, “But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the Lifter of my head.” As well as, in Vayikra 26:42, “Then will I remember My covenant with Yakov.” Yakov (יעקב) is written with an extra Vav (יעקוב) in this verse.