Messianic Seal of Jerusalem


Messianic Seal of Jerusalem
Messianic Seal

The Messianic Seal of Jerusalem is a symbol for Messianic Judaism and Christians who show an affinity for things Messianic. The symbol is seen as a depiction of the Menorah, an ancient Jewish symbol, together with the Ichthys, an ancient depictive representation of Christian faith and the community of Jesus followers, creating a Star of David at the intersection.[1] The Messianic Seal is not the only symbol of Messianic Judaism, which has other graphical representations such as the Menorah and Star of David, the cross in the Star of David, among others.[2]

Historicity

There is an ongoing dispute as to whether or not the seal dates from the 1st century AD,[3][4] or if it is a twentieth-century invention.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b Beer, Michael (2005). "The Jerusalem Messianic Seal. A Mystery". http://www.wildolive.co.uk/messianic_seal.htm. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Nerel, Gershon (2001). "Symbols used by Messianic Judaism in Israel Today". International Messianic Jewish Alliance. Archived from the original on June 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080607022921/http://www.imja.com/Gershon2.html. Retrieved August, 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Schmalz, Reuven Efraim , Raymond Robert Fischer; Fischer, Raymond Robert (1999). The Messianic seal of the Jerusalem church. Tiberias, Israel: Olim Publications. ISBN 9789652229625. OCLC 48454022. 
  4. ^ "How Many Distinct Symbols Do You See??". Threemacs.org. 2008. http://www.threemacs.org/themes/jewish/answers.htm. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 

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